Shruthi: Why Africa is a next destination?
Divya: Africa is seeing rapid economic growth. Looking at statistics and at the precedents set by China and India, Africa is currently a $2 trillion economy. By 2050 it will be a $29 trillion economy— bigger than Europe and America combined. It’s a bold talk, full of inspiring graphs all pointing up, up, up.
Shruthi: Why a job-seeker should choose Africa as his/her workplace?
Divya: Big C’s like PWC (Price Water Coopers), Delloite, KPMG, Earnst and Young etc., are very positive about Africa as a continent based on their analysis and case studies. Major gaiants like Tata, Airtel, Dabur. Godrej have either set up their branches in Africa or have planned to set up their operations in various countries of Africa.
One more reason for Africa to grow is their bounty natural resources and plenty of human resources which are English-Speaking. And major parts of Africa have become politically stable and hence are looking for next level growth. These regions are bound to grow. Major Time and again it has been proved that Indians are respected in Africa.
Shruthi: What value Ross Warner HR Solutions brings to companies?
Divya: Any consultant who has experience in the Job market of Africa is an add-on value. So that the consultant knows the working standards, pattern of the environment, and the culture of the country. Acquaintance primarily helps bridge the gap. It gives right information to the employer and employee helps retain the talent. Overall cycle of recruitment is complete.
Shruthi: How are the job opportunities in Africa?
Divya: The markets like Telecom, Power, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, BFSI, Petroleum, Paper Industry, and Plastic are providing huge scope of growth.
Is yellow fever vaccination required?
All visitors travelling from India to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia are required to be vaccinated against yellow fever with an international certificate proving so.
While there is no health check on departure from India, you will be checked upon your return. Thus, it is mandatory to be in possession of a valid international vaccination certificate of yellow fever before your departure. This certificate must be issued from an approved vaccination center.
Visitors travelling directly from India to South Africa or Zimbabwe do NOT need a yellow fever vaccination. However, any person entering South Africa or Zimbabwe from an infected area or having been in transit through infected areas must be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever.
The full list of Yellow Fever endemic countries:
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan (South of 15° N), Togo, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Panama.
When should I get the vaccination?
The yellow fever vaccination needs to be given at least ten days before arriving in a yellow-fever-endemic area and must be administered at an approved yellow fever vaccination center.
What documents are required?
To get an valid certification of yellow fever vaccination, you are required to bring your original passport and your international travel tickets. It is also recommended to have Rs 300 in change (cost of vaccination at govt. institutes).
What time should I show up for the vaccination?
Most public health centres open at 9 am, Monday – Friday. However, there is a limited quota of vaccinations issued everyday (less than 100 usually). Thus, it is recommended to show up earlier in order to be ahead in the line.
How long is the yellow fever vaccine valid for?
The yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for ten years, after which a booster shot is recommended.
Can I be exempted from producing a vaccination certificate?
The under mentioned persons are exempted from production yellow fever vaccination certificate:
- Infants below the age of six months.
- Any person suffering from some chronic illness and has poor resistance and is thereby exempted from being vaccinated.
- Crew and passengers of an aircraft transiting through an airport located in yellow fever infected area provided the Health Officer is satisfied that such persons remained within the airport premises during the period of stay.
What are the re-entry requirements by the Ministry of Health?
The Ministry of Health, Government of India, has issued an advisory for passengers coming/returning to India from yellow fever endemic countries. Please read the full advisory here:
List of countries listed as YF endemic according to WHO
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, follows this list.
Can I get the vaccination in Kenya?
No, it is NOT advisable to take the vaccination in a Yellow Fever endemic country as it takes ten days for the vaccine to take effect.