What Vaccinations Do I Need For Turkey?
When people ask us which Vaccinations do I need for my Turkey Trip?
Our advice is always the same –
3-4 months before your trip, go and see your GP or visit a travel clinic, tell them where you are going and what you are doing and they will give you the most up to date advice.
We are hearing that GP’s are reducing the travel vaccination clinics within their surgery’s as they are so busy, so do check with yours. You may be better off visiting a local travel clinic or pharmacy that offers a travel vaccination service.
You can also check on the government’s ‘Know Before You Go’ website for the most up to date advice.
The current information from the website is as follows (October 2022)
Travel Vaccine Recommendations for Turkey – Nomad Travel Clinic
– These schedules are approximate and based on the first dose. These are the minimum times for the vaccine to be effective. You can start them earlier, but again this can all be discussed when you have your consultation.
Yellow Fever In Turkey – There is no risk of Yellow Fever in Turkey.
Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is not required to enter this country.
Malaria Risk in Turkey – Malaria is present in Turkey, but is low risk.
Malaria is not normally present unless the illness was contracted abroad.
There is no vaccination for Malaria, you may need to take Antimalarial tablets as it is a risk area. We recommend you have a consultation with our expert Travel Nurses to talk through your Antimalarial medication options.
Other Health Risks in Turkey
High Altitude and Travel
This country has either areas with high altitude (2400m or more) or/and areas with very high altitude (3658m or more). Travellers who may go into areas of high altitude should take care to avoid ill effects of being at altitude including Acute Mountain Sickness, a potentially life-threatening condition. For further information see Altitude and Travel.