Kuwait Travel Health Advice

No vaccination certificates are required for entry into Kuwait, but inoculation against typhoid is advisable for travellers eating outside of major hotels and restaurants. General vaccinations for hepatitis A and B, and MMR updates (measles-mumps and rubella) are also recommended.

There is a risk of diarrhoeal diseases, which are common in the country. Tap water is safest when boiled, filtered and disinfected, and, while many people consider it relatively safe to drink, most visitors stick to bottled water.

Medical fees are high and medical insurance is recommended; many doctors will expect payment in cash regardless of whether you have medical insurance or not. All prescription medicines must be accompanied by a doctor's letter detailing exactly why the medication is required and be sure to check the list of medical contraband, so as to avoid importing banned prescription drugs (e.g. drugs containing alcohol) into the country.

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Typhoid fever

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