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Kyrgyzstan - Getting Around And Local Customs

Get ready to do battle on Kyrgyz roadways! It can be quite a trying time navigating the underdeveloped road system and dealing with aggressive drivers who are largely ignorant of traffic laws. Accidents occur often and a

Health and Natural Hazards in Kyrgyzstan

If you can battle your way through the political instability and crime risks in some of the urban areas, you will have some health and environmental hazards with which to contend in Kyrgyzstan. There is a fun array of di

Crime in Kyrgyzstan

In addition to its precarious political situation, Kyrgyzstan has some other risks that can make travel dangerous for foreigners. You should watch your back the minute you arrive in the country. Taxi drivers waiting outs

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BBC News - Shots fired at Kyrgyzstan protest in Bishkek

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Recommended vaccinations for Kyrgyzstan

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.


    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

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Mohammed, I'd urge you to use a high degree of caution while travelling in Kyrgyzstan, it has a reputation for high crime rates (including violent crime) and... read more »
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