Republic of Korea

Also known as South Korea.

Vaccinations

The vaccines below are recommended for travellers to this country depending on their individual level of risk. Extended or frequent travel, travel to remote areas and patients visiting friends or relatives are examples of additional risk factors.

Use the risk assessment consultation to determine risk level.

Risk level Vaccines required
All travellers  
Sometimes advised for high risk Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Rabies
Tetanus
Tick-bourne Encephalitis
Highest risk Japanese Encephalitis
Tuberculosis
Yellow Fever  

Check travel vaccine schedules.

Visit Fit for Travel website for non-vaccine preventable diseases prevalent in area

Malaria

The information below identifies the risk of malaria and recommended prophylaxis regimens for different geographical regions within this country. View the malaria map to identify localities within risk areas.

Areas of risk Level of risk Recommended regimen Seasonal risk Drug resistance
Risk mainly in Northern areas of Gangwon Do and Kyunggi Do Provinces and Incheon City LOW/NO RISK AVOIDANCE ALL NONE

Visit Fit for Travel website for more information and malaria maps

For more help contact Information Services.