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  • Yellow fever vaccination required ?

    #2 Posted : Sunday, December 09, 2018 11:34:33 PM

     

    cuzin GJ said:

    May 2019 we take the Peru and Galapagos trip. some confusion as to whether yellow fever vaccination required. would appreciate feedback from recent travellers on this great adventure. thx

    Regardless of what the CDC or US State Department and previous travellers say, health conditions and the policy of each country can change with little or no advanced notice or not be uniformly enforced at the border. You likely won't be successful convincing the immigration officer to let you in if you tell him the US CDC or State Department said you didn't need the shot- he'll likely respond, "But you in my country now!" I believe there are actually specific examples of this happening in other countries in a few posts in the forum archives. You can sometimes get shots upon arrival but would you want to do that? And you certainly don't want Yellow Fever, nor do you want to be denied entry into one country and ruin your trip. Typically, you are denied entry if you haven't had the vaccine and you arrive from a country with a Yellow Fever outbreak. There is a distinction between required and recommended but if you can find the vaccine get it and be done with it. You may need it for another Tauck trip someday. Unless you have specific health issues that prevent you from getting it, there is no other reason not to, so it is important to see a travel doctor, regardless of your decision. Passport Health says, The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Ecuador: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. High risk country.


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  • Antarctic Trip Feb 2019

    #1 Posted : Sunday, December 09, 2018 4:23:55 PM

     

    I will be on the Feb 5 trip to Antarctica . I am from NY. I am getting excited (only 57 days away) but I'm a little nervous since I am a Solo traveller. I think this will be a fantastic trip.


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  • PATAGONIA MID NOVEMBER TIPS AMD INFO

    #10 Posted : Sunday, December 09, 2018 1:57:46 PM

     

    While setting up my Dvr for a Botswana show on Nat Geo this morning, I came across a show called Man v. Puma, all about Puma trekking in Patagonia, so we sat down to watch it along with our grandson who is really into wildlife, though on a later walk in the woods announced he wants to be a Botonist. I digress, there are some great views of Torres del Paine, lots of Pumas and Guanacos. A puma family is trekked in Torres del Paine and another on the coast in Argentina where a young Puma practices killing Penguins, of which there were hundreds. He killed them, just ate the brains, then left the remainder in great numbers. Great show, a great reminder of our tour. I always enjoy the wildlife shows more when I have actually been to the locations because I can imagine it all with much more passion.


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When I was in grade school I was often in the presence of gray-haired ladies, such as school teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, den mothers, etc., who often addressed children as “dear.” At that time I gave no thought to what the word meant. It was just the way they talked. It was almost like an expletive, a sound with no definition...

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Thanksgiving weekend is considered to be the heaviest travel weekend of the year, but it’s different from most travel. For most people Thanksgiving is a special day once a year for spending time with family or close friends. It’s not necessarily a trip back home in the geographical sense, but it’s a journey back home for the ...

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