What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter South Korea?

  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit South Korea.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting South Korea:

  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Typhoid


Other health risks: Malaria


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in South Korea?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in South Korea are widely available and of good quality.
  • Some hospitals may require cash payment.
  • All prescribed medicines are widely available but can be little expensive.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in South Korea and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in South Korea.

Health tips while travelling to South Korea:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross chek the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in South Korea. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in South Korea.

Also Read: Customs followed in South Korea

Last update on February 2, 1:55 pm by Nidhi S.