Re: [103attendees] Update on IETF 103 visa information

Ben Campbell <ben@nostrum.com> Sat, 15 September 2018 16:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [103attendees] Update on IETF 103 visa information
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 11:56:23 -0500
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> On Sep 14, 2018, at 7:14 PM, Spencer Dawkins at IETF <spencerdawkins.ietf@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I thought Carsten was kidding, until I saw
> 
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 11:23 AM Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org <mailto:cabo@tzi.org>> wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2018, at 17:58, Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca <mailto:mcr@sandelman.ca>> wrote:
> >
> >  http://www.thaiembassy.ca/en/visiting-thailand/visas/yellow-fever-infected-areas <http://www.thaiembassy.ca/en/visiting-thailand/visas/yellow-fever-infected-areas>
> 
> Yeah, people from those areas or that have travelled them are probably aware of this need, which is why I didn’t mention it.
> Of course, the experienced traveller always has their yellow fever documentation on hand with their passport.
> (If you don’t have the vaccination already, you may not be getting out enough :-)
> 
> The brush here may be a bit broad (and what does “have travelled” mean?   Last week?  Last decade?), but the request is sensible and rather normal.  80 % of the IETFers are probably not affected (unless the Argentina IETF counts under “have travelled”…).
> 
> at that link,
> 
>  Following are the countries which are declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas.
> ... snipped down to
> 
> 44 Argentina: Argentina Republic
> 
> So, I, myself, am suddenly curious about how long "have traveled" lasts :-)

Hopefully 2.5 years is enough to prove one was not infected.

The CDC page for Thailand yellow fever vaccination requirements has more detail. It says “If you are arriving from...”. I don’t know if it’s authoritative, of course.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2018/infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/yellow-fever-malaria-information-by-country/thailand#seldyfm879

Ben.