Passport, Visa , Health Glossary

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International Certificates of Vaccinations
Method of recording the date. The date on International Certificates of Vaccination should be recorded in the following sequence: month, day, year - the month to be written in letters and not in figures. Example: January 5, 1999. The booklet International Certificates of Vaccination contains pages with certificates of vaccination:
  • against yellow fever
  • against other diseases
  1. If vaccinations are required, the passenger has to contact his family doctor or the proper authorities according to the regulations which are in force in the country of departure.
  2. Common order of vaccinations:
    • yellow fever
    • cholera
    Having the two vaccinations performed will take about 20 days. However the actual order of vaccination is very much a personal decision of the physician concerned.
  3. The International Certificates of Vaccination booklet, which can be ordered from an air carrier, must be duly filled in, signed by the vaccinator and stamped by the proper authority.
  4. The International Certificates of Vaccination in addition to being issued by country health administrations, are also valid when originating from the health services of specialized agencies of the United Nations, for example FAO, UNESCO, WHO, etc. These certificates should, of course, be signed by the vaccinator and carry the official stamp of the agency concerned.
  5. To be valid in international traffic, vaccination certificates must be printed in English and French; a third language may be added. The certificate must be fully and correctly completed in English or French; completion in another language in addition is not excluded. Only accept loose vaccination certificates if they are in conformity with those in the booklet.
The International Certificate of Vaccination is an individual certificate and should not be used collectively. Separate certificates should be issued for minors.

International Labour Organization (ILO)
ILO stands for International Labour Organization (a specialized agency associated with the United Nations). The member states who ratify the ILO Conventions no. 22 and 108, have agreed upon the adoption of a Seafarer's National Identity Document/Seaman's Book and further proposals with regard to the reciprocal or international recognition thereof. ILO Convention 108 applies not only to nationals of these countries, but also to stateless seafarers resident in these countries who hold identity documents issued under and in accordance with the Convention.

The following countries have ratified ILO Convention no. 22: Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Iraq, Ireland (Rep. of), Italy, Japan, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Serbia & Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The following countries have ratified ILO Convention no.108: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Czech Rep., Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep. of), Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep. of), Morocco, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Slovenia, Spain, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Uruguay.


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