Are you going to North Korea soon? Prepare your trip well. We recommend certain vaccinations for North Korea although these are only mandatory when you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which additional vaccinations you require, is dependent on the duration of your stay in this country.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea was formed in 1948. The country borders South Korea to the south – the Korean Demilitarized Zone separates the two – and China and Russia to the north and northwest. Due to its political situation and closed character, North Korea is not exactly a touristy destination. Tourists are only allowed into the country in organized groups, and are not free to come and go. Spontaneous adjustments to the travel programme are virtually impossible. Nonetheless, a visit to this country – that until recently was nearly completely isolated from the rest of the world – is quite an experience. Capital Pyongyang is home to many political monuments and statues of great leaders and the ancient capital of Kaesong, with its many historic buildings from the Goryeo dynasty.
In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.
Recommended vaccinations and risks
Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.
Vaccination against typhoid fever depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.