Are you travelling to South Korea? Adequate preparation is essential. Certain vaccinations are recommended for South Korea, however not mandatory. What vaccinations you require for your trip, is dependant on the regions you plan to visit and the duration of your stay in this wonderfully green country.
The Republic of South Korea is situated in northeast Asia. Even though most of the country is surrounded by sea, large parts of South Korea have a warm continental climate. The southern parts have various subtropical climates. The best way to avoid heat, cold patches, typhoons and mosquitoes is to travel to South Korea in either September or October. South Korea has a lot to offer to travellers, starting with the 600 year old capital Seoul: this modern metropolis is a unique blend of ultra-modern buildings, authentic streets and ancient remains. The country is further characterised by lush green hills and vast mountain ranges in the east. Also, a visit to the historic city of Gyeongju is well worth the effort.
Whatever you plan to do during your trip to South Korea, it is always wise to take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Malaria occurs in the northern parts of South Korea. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require and what else you can do to have a pleasant stay in this beautiful country. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.
South Korea vaccinations: the most common risks
Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in South Korea to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in South Korea and read which specific vaccinations you require.