Travel Vaccinations for South Korea

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to South Korea

You can read all the travel guides you want before your visit to South Korea, and study as much background as you have time for, but nothing can prepare you for the sheer size and sprawl of Seoul, a mega-city of over 10 million. Where to begin?

Maybe with the past…South Korea’s rich cultural heritage shines in its ancient Buddhist Temples, Palaces and Pagodas –(One of the loveliest Palaces is Changdeokgung, originally built in 1405, the home of Joseon Dynasty kings for 270 years, and featuring the exquisite natural gardens of “Huwon”, the only rear garden of any Korean palace.) Or perhaps enjoy a stroll through Dongdaemun all-night market, where you can immerse yourself in Korea’s best musical theatre and performing arts. While in the area, don’t forget to visit Iwha Art Village and Naksan park. Or, head to City centre and a leisurely walk along Deoksugung’s Stone Wall path, and for a little more excitement, try University Quarter for nightlife and very affordable restaurants of every kind.

Once you come up for air and start planning tours outside the city, you’ll find a country side of amazing contrasts. Be astounded by the beauty of Korea’s National Parks… (there are 20)… visit Jeju Island and discover Korea’s tropical side, or relax at the resort town of Danyang nestled in the mountains. Whether you have a few days or a few weeks in South Korea, you’ll find that budgeting your time is a must! And, while you are planning your Korean vacation, it’s essential that you factor in that most important visit to our Travel Health Clinic, no less than 3 weeks prior to departure to update your vaccinations. Please call us for an appointment.

There is No Risk of Malaria in South Korea

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in South Korea

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.

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