Health

 

Special Precautions

Certificate Required?

 Yellow Fever

No

1

 Cholera

2

No

 Typhoid and Polio

3

N/A

 Malaria

4

N/A

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required of all travellers coming from any part of a country in which yellow fever is endemic. Infants under six months of age are exempt if the motherís vaccination certificate shows her to have been vaccinated prior to the childís birth. Countries and areas within the endemic zone are regarded as infected.
     

  • Following WHO guidelines issued in 1973, a cholera vaccination certificate is no longer a condition of entry to Pakistan. However, cholera is a serious risk in this country and precautions are essential. Up-to-date advice should be sought before deciding whether these precautions should include vaccination, as medical opinion is divided over its effectiveness. See the Health appendix.
     

  • Vaccination against typhoid is advised.
     

  • Malaria risk exists throughout the year in all areas below 2000m (6560ft). The malignant falciparum strain is present and has been reported as chloroquine-resistant.

    FOOD AND DRINK : All water should be regarded as being potentially contaminated. Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is unpasteurised and should be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is advised, but make sure that it is reconstituted with pure water. Avoid dairy products that are likely to have been made from unboiled milk. Only eat well cooked meat and fish, preferably served hot. Salad and mayonnaise may carry increased risk. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

    OTHER RISKS :
    Hepatitis A and E occur and hepatitis B is endemic. Trachoma and typhoid fever are common. Between June and January, Japanese encephalitis is a risk in rural areas. Dengue fever may also occur. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay. For more information, consult the Health appendix.

    HEALTH CARE : Medical facilities can be very limited. There is no reciprocal health agreement with the UK. Travellers are strongly advised to take out full medical insurance before departure.

    NOTE : A certificate proving the visitor to be HIV-negative is required if planning on staying over one year in the country.

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