We’re going from IAD to GRU on UA, 9 hour layover in GRU, then depart for South Africa on South African Air.
We made the reservation with United and used miles to book our flights. We have 1 locater number.
UA will issue a boarding pass to us for the IAD to GRU segment.
It’s my understanding that we will have to wait until we arrive at GRU to get our SAA boarding pass.
From the GRU airport map, it looks like both UA and SAA are in terminal 3.
Upon arrival at GRU, assume that we’ll have to clear immigration, then collect our luggage, go through customs.
Assume we then proceed with our luggage to the SAA to collect our boarding pass.
To do this, will we have to leave the international terminal at any time?
Forgive me if I seem ignorant, but this is my first trip to Africa so I have some questions & concerns when it comes to the Yellow Fever Vaccine.
My concern is that we have a 9 hour layover at GRU.
Yellow Fever Vaccine is required for entry into South Africa if the transit time in Brazil is 12 hours or greater.
Do you think it’s necessary for me to get a Yellow Fever Vaccine even though I won’t be leaving the GRU airport?
We depart 1 week from now and Yellow Fever Vaccine isn’t readily available.
I’m over 60 years old.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.