Kazakhstan Travel Health Advice
All travellers arriving from a yellow fever area are required to
have a certificate of inoculation. It is recommended that
travellers to Kazakhstan immunise themselves against hepatitis A
and B, typhoid, and update their MMR (mumps-measles-rubella)
vaccines. Medical care in Kazakhstan is extremely limited and
shortages of essential medical supplies are common, so travellers
should take along their own set of essentials.
Doctors and hospitals will expect payment in cash, regardless of travel health insurance. Blood screening is inadequate and HIV/AIDS is a risk due to contaminated blood or inadequate sterilisation of instruments and needles. Travellers should make sure to have an updated and signed letter from their physician, providing detailed information on what medications they carry and why they need them.
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