Frequent question: Should I take malaria pills for Vietnam?

Does Vietnam have malaria?

Malaria transmission in Viet Nam is concentrated in hilly, forested areas in southern and central highland provinces, with peak in December – February.

Can I travel to Vietnam if I’m vaccinated?

Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to Vietnam. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to Vietnam. Because of the current situation in Vietnam, all travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.

What vaccinations do you need to go to Vietnam?

MMR (Measles, mumps & rubella) & DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus & polio) MMR and DTaP are vaccinations needed for Vietnam and it is highly likely that you will need a tetanus booster, so be sure to see a travel health professional who can administer this and top you up for any of the others.

What did soldiers in Vietnam take for malaria?

New antimalarial drugs called chloroquine and primaquine were developed during the World War II research program and given to U.S. troops in Korea and Vietnam.

What are the major health concerns in Vietnam?

As of 2017, Vietnam has a population of 96.1 million people. Drug-resistant tuberculosis, pathogenic influenza, HIV/AIDS, and smoking are continuous problems that impact the quality of health in Vietnam.

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Does Vietnam have yellow fever?

There is no risk of Yellow Fever when traveling in Vietnam, however if you are traveling to Vietnam from a country that has a Yellow Fever risk, the government of Vietnam will require proof of vaccination.

Can foreigners enter Vietnam?

The Vietnamese government continues to allow pre-approved foreigners and their families in exempted categories, including diplomats, officials, experts, business managers, foreign investors, high-tech workers, and other business travelers to enter Vietnam.

How can a Vietnamese citizen visit the US?

Vietnam does not participate in the Visa Waiver Program. To visit the United States you will need to apply for a visa.

Can you drink water in Vietnam?

Drinking tap water generally isn’t recommended in Vietnam. Water contaminated with pathogenic organisms is a major source of sickness and can lead to traveller’s experiencing diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, typhoid, cholera, giardia, dysentery and hepatitis A.