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Travel Vaccinations for North Korea
The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to North Korea
If you are travelling to North Korea you must be taking a tour as individual travel is not allowed. Some foreign offices strongly advise against travel to North Korea so please check with your foreign office before travelling. To see something spectacular visit Bagan, an archaeological site that is very very old or why North Korea is not the most liberal of places so please be aware and respectful of limitations so that you don’t find yourself in some serious trouble. Hills, mountains and valleys are what you will find in this East Asian country. If you want to explore any of this, you will be accompanied by a North Korean escort.
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 should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
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 may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.
Risk of Malaria in North Korea
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.
Malaria precautions are advisable in North Korea as some parts of the country carry a bit of a risk.
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 North Korea
North Korea has mountains and some areas of elevation 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, 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.
North Korea has warm summers, cold winters and the odd typhoon in Autumn.. 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 North Korea is not considered safe to drink. 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 and remember to not have ice made from tap water either.
In the capital city you may now find a few western food options but generally your food options will be a bit limited. You will be able to find beer and local Korean vodka though – just don’t get drunk or you could wind up in serious trouble.
Lots of different infections can be spread through insect bites and animal bites such as Malaria and Dengue. Please take reasonable precautions when travelling here.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in North Korea.
North Korea is a country of strict rules and protocols. Please read up on these before travelling . Be cautious when taking photos and don’t leave your hotel without your guide. Drug offences here are dealt with harshly so be warned. Use your common sense when travelling here and make sure you read up on North Korean etiquette before you hop on the airplane.