Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.
Travel Vaccinations for North Korea
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Destination Information for North Korea
North Korea is something of a mystery to the majority of the world, remaining secretive and detached from modern life. It is possible to travel there as a tourist, but you won’t be able to enter or move around the country independently; instead you are required to be booked onto an organised tour with a North Korean guide specially appointed by the country’s Ministry of Tourism and associated with one of the three travel services based in the capital, Pyongyang. Visitors are expected to abide by the rules of the country at all times.
If you’re planning a trip, try to book one which includes some of the country’s particular highlights on the itinerary. The majority of tourist areas and sightseeing points are war memorials and monuments, including the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery, Kim Il Sung Square and the Arch of Triumph and the Military Exhibition Centre.
There truly is nowhere else in the world quite like the socialist state of North Korea, which is what attracts those tourists who do pay it a visit. The country is currently hoping to attract more visitors, just make sure you stick to the rules and be careful about your photography!
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:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a low risk of P.Vivax malaria throughout the country. Anti-malarial medication is not normally advised, however mosquito bite prevention is encouraged.
Additional Health Risks Information for North Korea
Very few Britons visit North Korea, and those who do are only permitted as part of an official organised tour. This extremely strict and secretive nation imposes harsh penalties on anyone who breaks the law. Ensure that you fully understand the behaviour that is expected of you as a visitor to North Korea, as your personal health and safety is at risk.
During the rainy season in July and August, flooding is common and there may also be an increase in mosquitos. Healthcare facilities in North Korea are often of a poor standard. For any serious illness or injury you are likely to require evacuation to a neighbouring country, and for routine treatment you may prefer to self-treat or wait until your trip ends. Take a full supply of any required prescription medicine, as the same or equivalent may not be available in North Korea. Japanese Encephalitis is present in rural areas so consult a travel clinic to discuss vaccination before your trip.