By following basic hygiene rules (washing hands, avoiding raw foods) most health problems can be avoided. It is recommended to drink only bottled water or boiled water. Fruits and vegetables should only be enjoyed peeled and cooked.
For people sensitive to altitude, special care should be taken when traveling to higher altitudes on their journey.
During excursions into the woods there is a risk of TBE transmitted by ticks in the early summer months.
In the border area to Kazakhstan northwest of Bishkek as well as in the southern provinces Osch, Jalalabad and Batken a careful insect protection is recommended for the prevention of malaria.
It is recommended that you contact your GP or other appropriate facility about 8 weeks prior to departure to inquire about the recommended vaccinations.
No vaccinations are required to enter Kyrgyzstan. However, protection against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A and B is advised. Please consult your doctor or a tropical medicine doctor.