Russia vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you going to Russia? Prepare your journey well as certain vaccinations are recommended. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the regions you plan to visit in this vast country and on the duration of your stay.

Being the largest country in the world, Russia has a large number of climate types. No other country has so many different types of weather as Russia, which stretches over two continents: Asia and Europe. In winter, temperatures can drop to minus 50 degrees Celsius, whereas in summer it can be very warm: 40 tot 50 degrees Celsius. From east to west, Russia is 9,000 kilometres long and stretches across more than eleven different time zones. With its impressive major cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, its beautiful rural countryside, its lakes and rivers and the possibility to travel on the famous Trans-Siberian Express, Russia is a vast country that won’t bore you. Whatever your holiday plans, make sure you protect yourself well against different (tropical) diseases. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Russia and how you can optimally prepare for your trip. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Russia vaccinations: the most common risks

Vaccines can protect you and your children against various (tropical) diseases that occur in Russia. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Russia so you can see at a glance which specific vaccinations you require.

DTP

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Japanese Encephalitis

In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Tick-Borne Encephalitis

In this country Tick-borne encephalitisis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

A healthy trip to Russia? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Russia as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Russia? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Russia vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Russia? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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