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Before You Go
Along with routine vaccines, cautious travellers may want to consider typhoid and hepatitis A/B. Most travellers should also consider a rabies vaccine.
Health insurance is recommend, particularly policies that cover mountain rescue and repatriation in the event of serious injury.
Availability & Cost of Healthcare
International-standard care is available in Bishkek, where Neomed is an expat favourite, but limited in the rest of the country. However, pharmacies across the country carry a wide variety of medicines and rarely or never require a prescription.
Tap water is safe to drink across Kyrgyzstan, though for taste many travellers prefer bottled water in smaller towns and villages.