Japan health recommendations
Sanitary advices to visit Japan
Japan is a medium sized country with around 127M Japanese. Official language is Japanese. Japan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+09:00. Currency used in Japan is Yen (JPY).🏙️ Tokyo
👨👩👦👦 127M ☀️ ~11 °C 🌧 ~140 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 378k km2 (146k mi²)
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is reported in Japan between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDCTick-borne Encephalitis Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Japan. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
As hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A, travellers should consult with their doctor prior to travel to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is necessary.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
Travellers may need a Japanese Encephalitis vaccination depending on their travel plans, particularly if they will be in Japan longer than a month or plan to visit rural areas or spend significant time outdoors. Consultation with a doctor regarding this vaccination should be sought prior to travel. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDC Japanese Encephalitis Advice.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.
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