Kyrgyzstan Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Kyrgyzstan, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

With a particularly mountainous terrain, Kyrgyzstan is a destination that should not be missed during a trip to Central Asia. It will delight eager hikers who will be thrilled to travel on horseback or on foot the Ala-Archa canyon, the Tian Shan massif and Lake Issyk-Kul. The latter is surrounded by various thermal springs and wellness centers to offer you a few moments of relaxation. The largest walnut forest in the world of Arslanbob is strongly recommended for treks. In addition to this natural diversity, Kyrgyzstan is inhabited by a very festive and welcoming people. They will be proud to share their nomadic culture with you, especially at major festivals such as ulak-tartych. Try and appreciate every bit of it!

While traveling to Kyrgyzstan, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful landscape in Kyrgyzstan

Recommended travel vaccinations for Kyrgyzstan

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Kyrgyzstan

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Kyrgyzstan


Medical Care in Kyrgyzstan

Before a trip to Kyrgyzstan, it is recommended to visit your travel doctor for advice as healthcare is unreliable in this country. The capital Bishkek offers public health centers with quality care like the Eldik Family Medecine ClinicVIP Clinic or the German-Kyrgyz Medical Center. In more remote regions, medical facilities are either insufficient or nonexistent.

Although the quality of medical products imported from Russia and other former member states of the Soviet Union is regulated, their supply is often limited. In order to access reliable pharmaceutical services, buy medication at Prestige (+996 312 621 462), Neman or Central Pharmacy.

In order to call an ambulance, dial 103.

Is Kyrgyzstan Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime High risk; Beware of fake police men
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Caution required; Limited gas station outside of Bishkek and Osh cities
Public transportation Unsafe; Only use offical taxis
Fraud Risk of ATM scams
Areas south and west of Osh/ Fergana Valley Caution required
Borders with Uzbekistan/ Tajikistan Caution required
Spiked food and drinks Leave nothing unattended
Border with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Border crossing may be restricted by authorities
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Kyrgyzstan?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Kyrgyzstan for trips under 60 days. Your passport must be valid for at least eight months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Kyrgyzstan information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Kyrgyzstan (BISHKEK)
Street Address:
189 Moskovskaya Avenue,
Bishkek, 720010, Kyrgyz Republic

Tel.: 996 (312) 65-01-01 / 996 (312) 65-05-06
Fax: 996 (312) 65-01-01

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Embassy to Kazakhstan (ASTANA)
Street Address:
Kabanbay, Batyr Street 13/1,
Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan

Tel.: 7 (7172) 475 577
Fax: 7 (7172) 475 587

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Kazakhstan.

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