Kyrgyzstan Travel Vaccines and Advice
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!
Recommended travel vaccinations for Kyrgyzstan
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Kyrgyzstan
|Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic 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 Clinic, VIP 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|
|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|
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)
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)
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.