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Trans-Siberian Vaccination Advice

Disclaimer: The information on this page is meant as guidance only and any final decision on which, if any, immunizations to have is your own responsibility.

There are no compulsory vaccinations required for Russia, Mongolia or China (unless coming directly from a Yellow Fever infected area) and, from our experience, the majority of travellers do not have any additional vaccinations beyond updating Tetanus and Polio if required.

However, your doctor is likely to err on the side of caution and recommend that you have the vaccinations listed below. That decision is, of course, up to you and it could be that there are aspects of your medical history which only your doctor knows and have been taken into account when giving you advise.

A good website to get the latest advice is NHS Fit For Travel.

Vaccinations for Russia

Compulsory vaccinations: There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required.

Recommended immunizations: Cholera (Asian and Far Eastern regions), Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese B Encephalitis, Meningitis, TB, Tetanus, Tick-Borne Encephalitis & Typhoid. There is a danger of catching the tick-borne disease Encephalitis from May till mid-July in rural areas of Siberia. Vaccination is strongly recommended as is making sure your arms and legs are well covered when walking in the forests as well as regular checks for ticks.

Vaccinations for Mongolia

Compulsory vaccinations: There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required.

Recommended immunizations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid, Rabies.

Vaccinations for China

Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas.

Recommended immunizations: Travellers making 3 or more visits per year, stays of more than 3 months in a rural area, high-risk occupational groups & backpackers staying more than 1 month are advised to have the following recommended immunizations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese B Encephalitis,
Malaria, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.

Travel & Medical Insurance

All people travelling with us need to confirm on booking that they will have insurance to cover any medical expenses including repatriation. We recommend and are affiliated to ABTASure – click here to get a quote. ABTASure is only available to UK residents.

If you are resident outside of the UK you should be able to arrange similar insurance through companies such as World Nomads although there are many other options and we do not specifically endorse World Nomads.

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