Travel Vaccinations for Kazakhstan
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Kazakhstan.
The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.
|Vaccination||All Travellers||Most Travellers||Some Travellers||Major Risk|
|MMR||Yes||Person-to-Person||MMR, Course of Two||£50|
|DTaP||Yes||Person-to-Person||Revaxis, Single Dose||£40|
|Typhoid||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Typhim Vi, Single Dose||£50|
|Hepatitis A||Yes||Contaminated Food and Water||Epaxyl, Single Dose||£80|
|Hepatitis B||Yes||Body Fluids, Medical Intervention||EnergixB, Course of Three||£55|
|Rabies||Yes||Infected Animals||Rabipur, Course of Three||£65|
|Tick-Borne Encephalitis||Yes||Ticks||Ticovac, Course of three||£70|
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
Yellow Fever Risk and Certification Requirements for Kazakhstan
Yellow Fever is a serious viral illness spread by mosquitoes in the tropical regions of Africa and South America. For further information, please see Yellow Fever Vaccination.
Under International Health Regulations (2005), travellers who have been to an Area affected by Yellow Fever, or who have travelled via an airport of a country affected, are required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination (ICVP)
Further Travel Health Advice for Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is in Central Asia and used to be part of the former Soviet Union. It is quite a rich country due to its oil and gas reserves and is the world’s ninth largest country overall but also holds the title of the largest landlocked country in the world. Kazakhstan has visa registration requirements on entry for some, so please ensure you comply. We can recommend a few things to do in Kazakhstan such as visiting one of the many sauna complexes or visiting the cosmodrome site where Uri Gagarin launched into the history books with the first manned orbital space flight.
Due to the fact that a part of Kazakhstan is situated higher than 2500m, altitude sickness could be a problem. You can obtain altitude sickness medication and practice appropriate acclimatisation and gradual ascents to counter altitude sickness. Don’t forget, its not just your climbing altitude but your sleeping altitude as well that must be considered. Our travel nurse will be able to discuss these with you and offer you the relevant advice.
Heat and Humidity
The weather in Kazakhstan is nice and warm in the summer and extremely cold in the winter. Please make sure to check the weather for the period you are travelling, as you will need to pack adequately and take reasonable precautions for the climate here.
Tap water in Kazakhstan is not considered safe for foreigners to drink so drink bottled water and always check the water that food has been washed in. As an extra precaution, take some water purifying tablets with you or some kind of water purification system.
Food and Drink
If you’re a vegetarian you will find loads of vegetables for sale in Kazakhstan – but very few purely vegetarian meals. It is meat, rice, potatoes and pasta all the way here. You will be able to find nice spicy Korean influenced dishes here – although not a lot of pork.
Animals and Insects
Lots of different infections can be spread through insect bites and animal bites. Please take reasonable precautions when travelling.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Kazakhstan and make sure it covers medical evacuation by air ambulance.
When travelling here, make sure you keep your passport on you at all times. Use safe travelling practices like not venturing out alone in the cities at night and keeping your valuables out of sight so that you don’t become a target for petty theft. Also, please be aware that Kazakhstan operates a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drugs.