Travelling to Tajikistan? Need Vaccinations?
Tajikistan is in Central Asia and is one of the worlds poorest countries. This is largely due to its long and difficult civil war past. Tajikistan is a scenically beautiful place to visit especially if you like mountains, trekking and walking.
Part of its claim to fame is the legendary Silk Road, which you can travel by car, bicycle or super doper 4X4, Take a visit to the Pamir Mountains for something truly spectacular. And enjoy the fresh air and remoteness of this beautiful place.
Depending on where in Tajikistan and when you are travelling, your current health condition, immunisations status, lifestyle and occupational risks, the other vaccinations that you may require for Tajikistan are as follows.
What Travel Vaccinations do I need for Tajikistan?
Depending upon your previous vaccination history, you may be recommended the following vaccinations prior to travelling to Tajikistan:
Depending on where in Tajikistan you are travelling, your current health condition, lifestyle and occupational risks, the other injections that you may require for Tajikistan are:
Have a look at our pricing table for information about the cost of the travel vaccinations required for Tajikistan. Also, should you be travelling in the region, please check the vaccination requirements for neighbouring countries including Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan.
Further Travel Health Advice for Tajikistan
Malaria precautions are advised for travel to Tajikistan although these only apply for certain times of the year. Please talk to our travel nurse who will be best able to offer you expert travel advice on what malarial precautions you need to take before you travel to Tajikistan. Taking reasonable steps such as repellent and mosquito nets to reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes to give you the greatest protection against infection while travelling.
One of the major attractions of Tajikistan are its mountains, some of which have elevation points higher than 2500 which could pose an altitude sickness threat. 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 for your trip to Tajikistan.
Heat and Humidity
Tajikistan has warm summers and cold winters – and in some parts polar winters so be warned. Check the weather for the period you are travelling, as you will need to pack adequately and take reasonable precautions.
Tap water is not considered safe in Tajikistan so stick to the bottled stuff. Don’t forget to also be mindful of foods washed in water and of ice cubes and as an extra precaution take some water purifying tablets or a water purification system with you on your trip.
Food and Drink
If you like the food of Russia, you will like the food of Tajikistan. There are a couple of interesting things to try such as Plov, Sambusa and Dolmas. When drinking green tea, there is a little ritual that accompanies it. Try to follow it if you can.
Animals and Insects
Lots of different infections can be spread through insect bites, including Malaria. These are spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms can include fever, headache and severe joint, bone and muscular pain. Advice for these infections is listed above.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Tajikistan.
Please check with your foreign office before travelling to Tajikistan as some areas have the occasional factional fights breaking out. Use sensible traveling precautions such as not walking out alone at night and not travelling unaccompanied to tribal areas. Please check legality when wanting to take photos as in some spots it is illegal to do so and please check if you are allowed to take anything out of the country before purchasing it, in particular stones and jewellery.