Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (MERS‐CoV). It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries. Most people identified as infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Although it is low risk to most travellers it has a 35% fatality rate, so you should seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms during or after travel, ensuring your travel history is mentioned.
Travel Vaccinations for Kuwait
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Kuwait
A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.
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Destination Information for Kuwait
Kuwait is an Arab country, located in the north-western corner of the Persian Gulf. The capital– Kuwait City– is full of impressive architecture, especially the imposing figures of Kuwait Towers and Liberation Tower, which are 187 metres and 372 metres high respectively. Guided tours are available at Kuwait’s largest place of worship, the Grand Mosque, and the nearby Seif Palace provides a captivating insight into the intricacies of Islamic art.
Shopping is also a popular activity among tourists, with brands such as Gucci and Prada housed in the country’s luxury department store, Villa Moda. Also, premium gold jewellery can be found at the Souq Al Mubarakiya in the city-centre. Elsewhere, there are a number of picture-perfect beaches to be enjoyed, offering a range of different activities including water sports and scuba diving.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as: