Travelling to Uzbekistan? Need Vaccinations?
Uzbekistan has a rich and varied history and is a landlocked country whose neighbours include Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. If you like architecture, you should pay Uzbekistan a visit. There are also a few nature reserves here worth visiting.
Uzbekistan is a great spot for trekking, both using your own two feet or the four hoofed feet of a camel. Other things to do here include rafting, skiing and bird watching – or visiting a bath house if you prefer something a bit more cultural.
What Travel Vaccinations do I need for Uzbekistan?
If you are travelling to Uzbekistan you may require the following vaccinations:
Depending upon your current health, itinerary and occupational and lifestyle risk factors you may also consider the following vaccinations:
Have a look at our pricing table for information about the cost of the travel vaccinations required for Uzbekistan. Also, should you be travelling in the region, please check the vaccination requirements for neighbouring countries including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan.
Further Travel Health Advice for Uzbekistan
Malaria precautions are advised for travel to Uzbekistan as there is a low risk of malaria in some parts of the country at specific times of the year. Talk to our travel nurse who will be best able to offer you expert travel advice before you travel. 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.
There are its elevation points higher than 2500 in Uzbekistan, depending on where you go. This 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 Uzbekistan.
Heat and Humidity
Summers here are long and hot. Please take adequate sun protection and practice safe sun tactics. Winters here are relatively mild. Please 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 Uzbekistan 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
Peel your fruit and vegetables here before eating them. Uzbek food is rather varied and has been influenced by many cultures. Be sure to get a menu with prices on it though before ordering. Two drinks abound in Uzbekistan namely tea and vodka. Drink the first with pleasure, drink the second at your own peril. Uzbek vodka is considered dangerous for foreigner to drink.
Animals and Insects
Lots of different infections can be spread through insect and animal bites, including rabies. Rabies advice is listed above. Best to err on the side of caution and not pet animals you don’t know.
Make sure you have health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while in Uzbekistan.
Please take reasonable travelling precautions for your safety when travelling in and around Uzbekistan. While it’s relatively safe, crime does happen so be sensible and always put your own safety first. Take a copy of your passport and visa pages and carry them with you at all times, in case you are stopped and asked to produce them. Keep your originals safely locked away. Some foreign offices advise against travelling here so please check with yours before booking your trip.