Travel Vaccinations for Tajikistan

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

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.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Tajikistan

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Tajikistan

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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Further Travel Health Advice for Tajikistan

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.

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.

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.

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.