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It is a highly contagious disease transmitted through contaminated food or drink. In some cases it can also be transmitted sexually or through blood transfusions. It is recommended to get the vaccine no matter where you plan to stay in Russia.
Hepatitis B is transmitted mainly through contact with blood or blood-derived fluids, contaminated needles or unprotected sex. This vaccine can be administered in conjunction with hepatitis A in a series of 3 injections called Twinrix.
This disease is transmitted by mosquito bites and can lead to serious consequences or even death. The vaccine is recommended for some travelers, depending on the regions they plan to visit. A specialist in travel medicine can support you.
In Russia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is not a major risk for most travelers. Vaccination is recommended for those who plan to visit remote areas or work with animals.
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There are no mandatory vaccinations for a vacation in Russia. However, Japanese encephalitis, spring-summer encephalitis, influenza, hepatitis and tetanus vaccinations are recommended. Taking out an insurance policy (covering possible medical expenses) is mandatory when obtaining a visa. For more information on health and vaccinations, please visit the website of the Ministry of Health.
When visiting cities, the same precautions should be observed as in any European destination. In any case, the rate of robberies to tourists is somewhat higher in St. Petersburg. When visiting the rest of Russia, it is recommended to avoid border areas where there is a latent risk of armed conflict. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against the following areas: North Caucasus, Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria. For more information on security we advise you to visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Other vaccines recommended for travel to Russia include diphtheria, tetanus, polio and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella). Check your vaccination card to see which vaccinations you have or consult your doctor.
It will also be very important to choose the most appropriate time to travel to Russia, since the cold is very pronounced in this country, especially during the winter months. Thus, it is recommended to travel between May and September, although it is always essential to travel prepared with adequate and warm clothing.
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There are no mandatory vaccinations for travel to Russia. However, the recommended vaccinations for visiting the Russian giant are as follows: Hepatitis A, Tetanus-diphtheria/Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, Triple Viral, Central European Encephalitis, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Influenza and Pneumococcal.
Generally, there is no problem when buying medicines. However, if you travel to Russia with medicines, it is important that you carry with you a doctor’s prescription explaining the reasons for their use, frequency of intake and dosage, as well as the content of the medicines translated into Russian.