Health Requirements

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Generally speaking, there are fewer risks to your health in South Korea than in many other parts of Asia. There are no compulsory vaccinations needed for entry into South Korea unless you are arriving from an area in the Yellow Fever zone in which case you will be required to show that you have been inoculated against the disease. However it is essential when travelling overseas that you are up to date with your vaccinations and you will need to be up to date with at least the following: Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis. If you are spending a long time in remote parts of the country Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations may also be recommended. We therefore strongly recommend that you visit your doctor or a travel clinic for appropriate advice well in advance of your travel date. Please note that some immunisations need to be given a couple of months before travel so we would suggest that you seek advice at least 2 months before you depart.

For further information MASTA operate travel clinics across the UK and provide a free travel health brief on their website: Alternatively get in touch with The Hospital for Tropical Diseases via their website: