Travel Vaccinations for Uzbekistan

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

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.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Uzbekistan

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Uzbekistan

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 Uzbekistan

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.

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.

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.

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.