Mongolia is located in the eastern part of Central Asia and borders China and Russia. The country has a varied landscape, including tundra regions, mountains, steppes and deserts. The climates vary too. The very low temperatures in the sub-Arctic winter are followed by a sand storm season. As a result, the wet season – from July to October – is the best time to travel to Mongolia. A third of the population lives in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Another large group of Mongolia’s inhabitants live as nomads in yurts – traditional felt tents. Mongolia is truly a destination for adventurous travellers who prefer to travel off the beaten track. Explore the endless steppes, mountains and traditional villages on foot or travel like a true native of Mongolia: on horseback. Ulaanbaatar is a surprisingly modern city with many attractions, including historic temples and monasteries and a large black market. Regardless of your holiday plans for Mongolia, please be aware of diseases to which you may not be resistant. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses gladly tell you what vaccinations you require for your trip to Mongolia and provide advice on what else you can do to reduce health risks. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Mongolia vaccinations: the most common risks
In Mongolia, you run the risk of catching diseases to which you are likely not resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Mongolia and read which specific vaccinations you require.