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Turkmenistan Travel Health Advice

No vaccinations are required by visitors to Turkmenistan. However, outbreaks of Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, meningitis and diphtheria occur, and there is a risk of malaria, so the relevant vaccines are recommended. It is also recommended that all travellers to the country get vaccines for Rabies (for travellers spending a lot of time outdoors), Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and Typhoid. For any adult traveller who completed the childhood series of vaccines for polio but never had the polio vaccine as an adult, a booster is recommended.

Visitors should only drink bottled water. Hospitals offer adequate basic medical care, but serious cases will usually be treated outside of the country. Visitors should ensure that they have comprehensive medical insurance.


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