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South Korea Travel Health Advice

There are no required vaccinations for entry to South Korea and standards of medical care are high. Payment for treatment is usually expected in advance. Medical insurance with provision for repatriation is recommended. Vaccinations for hepatitis A and hepatitis B should be considered for all travellers, and typhoid inoculations are recommended for those who plan to spend prolonged periods in rural areas. There is a small risk of malaria is some areas. Tap water is chlorinated but may cause stomach upsets, therefore it is preferable to drink bottled water. Food should be well cooked and milk boiled.


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Hepatitis A, Malaria, Swine flu, Typhoid fever

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