Travel Vaccinations for Kyrgyzstan
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Kyrgyzstan.
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.
|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|
Advice for Travellers to all Destinations
Risk of Malaria in Kyrgyzstan
Malaria is a viral illness spread by Mosquitoes that bite from dusk to dawn throughout the tropical world. It causes high fever and severe joint and muscle pains. In serious cases, malaria can be fatal.
Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellant such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.
Yellow Fever Risk and Certification Requirements for Kyrgyzstan
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 Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is in Central Asia and used to be part of the former Soviet Union until 1991. Most people travel to Kyrgyzstan to see its beautiful mountains. There are so many wonderful ways to see Kyrgyzstan, most notable by bike. It’s very popular for long distance biking as well as snowboarding in the winter. As something special, why not try seeing the country on horseback with a guide to assist you? If all this sounds a bit too hurried for your pace, why not take a relaxing yurt break or roam around the bazaars at a leisurely pace and snap up some bargains to bring back with you. Once you’re done with that, you can cool down in the mountain lake of Issyk Kul.
Kyrgyzstan is mountainous and some parts are situated higher than 2500m, so 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, it’s 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 Kyrgyzstan changes depending on the region you are in. 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.
Safe tap water in Kyrgyzstan varies depending on where you are. Ask where you are staying or better still stick to 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 life may be a little tough for you here. It is meat, meat and more meat in Kyrgyzstan so come prepared. Generally tea is enjoyed after meals and sometimes prayers are said/shown after eating.
Animals and Insects
Lots of different infections can be spread through insect bites and animal bites, Such as malaria. 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 Kyrgyzstan and make sure it covers medical evacuation.
Please check with your foreign office before traveling to Kyrgyzstan as thee is often fighting and advice on travelling here changes often. Women travellers need to be especially careful, particularly in rural areas as there is still a strange practice of kidnapping brides.