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

Recommended Vaccinations for Kyrgyzstan at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Hepatitis B, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intradermal £66

Kyrgyzstan is situated in Central Asia and shares its borders with TajikistanUzbekistanKazakhstan and China.

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.

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Kyrgyzstan

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

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.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Kyrgyzstan

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is a Risk of Malaria across Kyrgyzstan mainly in the areas that border Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Malaria Prevention

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 Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Kyrgyzstan

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.

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.

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.

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 there 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.