Tap to Call Make an Appointment
Vaccination for Russia Vaccination for Russia
russia
Moscow Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. It is the main tourist attraction of Moscow. Beautiful panoramic view of the Moscow center on a sunny summer day.

Are You Travelling to Russia? Do You Need Vaccinations?

Russia is a great travelling destination. Visiting the great Hermitage museum which has been surpassed by none other or getting familiar with the architectural work and restored palaces of St. Petersburg makes the place worth visiting. The beautiful sight of the frozen tundra, the Kremlin, the Ural mountains, the glowing onion domes of St. Basil’s, the scenes from Dr Zhivago, the lovely St. Petersburg which refreshes the soul, opens up the mind and make just a stroll in Russia memorable.

Required Vaccines for Russia

If you are to travel to Russia, the following vaccines are necessary:

  • Diphtheria Vaccine (Combined TDP Vaccine)
  • Polio Vaccine (Combined TDP Vaccine)
  • Tetanus Vaccine (Combined TDP Vaccine)
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Typhoid Vaccine

If you planned itinerary, lifestyle, health condition and any risky adventure, the following vaccinations might be recommended for you before commencing your journey.

  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine 
  • Tick-bone Encephalitis Vaccine

Travel Health Advice for Russia

Drinking water

The safest water available in Russia is bottled water. The tap water available in Russia and even in the large cities is not safe; hence, the bottled water should be used for drinking and brushing of teeth. Talk to the hotel clerk or concierge to know the best brand that is available.

Food and Drink

One of the things you will enjoy most in Russia apart from their great culture and enormity of history is food. Their food is largely made up of protein ingredients like eggs, fish and beef with potatoes as the main staple. This is because of their harsh winters and cold climate. Some of the meals you will enjoy are Goulash, Veal Orlov, Beef Stroganov, Caviar with Blinis and sour cream and Coulibiac, which is made with a loaf of mouth watery salmon or sturgeon with rice, mushrooms, hard-boiled eggs and dills.

They also have wonderful deserts. Their pastries are fanciful and filled with sour cream or cheese, cakes with layers of Latvian rye bread and pancakes that are baked with jam. All these and many more are what you should expect for your daily tea service. Before we forget, you know their vodka is the best, right? Absolutely true, they have the very best vodka in the world so you will have what to accompany your caviar or any other hors d’ oeuvres.

Humidity and heat

In Russia, heat is not a thing to be considered except during the summer in some areas of the Steppes and at the Black Sea, where sunblock should be used though the sun is not always that hot. We advise you should always be with water wherever you find yourself whether you are hiking or just taking a walk through the metropolitan areas. This will help you replenish fluids and prevent dehydration.

Getting Treatment Abroad

If you ever have need to access health care in Russia, there are both public and private hospitals in St. Petersburg and Moscow for you. If you are outside these cities, you may not have access to quality and available health care. There is a reciprocal agreement that has been made for UK citizens, but these services may be limited. With this, we advise you to go there with enough money so that you will be able to afford any health care that may be of need to you.

Health and Travel Insurance

Because of some certain uncertainties, we advise you to get a comprehensive travel health insurance that will cover your itinerary and other risks that may come up.

If you ever have need to access health care in Russia, there are both public and private hospitals in St. Petersburg and Moscow for you. If you are outside these cities, you may not have access to quality and available health care. There is a reciprocal agreement that has been made for UK citizens, but these services may be limited. With this, we advise you to go there with enough money so that you will be able to afford any health care that may be of need to you.

Health and Travel Insurance

Because of some certain uncertainties, we advise you to get a comprehensive travel health insurance that will cover your itinerary and other risks that may come up. You have to ensure that you and your family are protected.

Your safety

Russian people are friendly but for your safety, do not talk to strange people and do not walk alone in the night. If you have a tour guide and travelled with a group, then you do not have so much to worry about. Just ensure you are not carrying so much money on you, especially if you are in St. Petersburg or Moscow.

Contact us

For all your required vaccinations for Russia, contact us or call us on 02037457527. You are welcome to visit us at Suit F, 117A Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 6AT UK.