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  Special Precautions Certificate Required
Yellow Fever No No
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio 1 N/A
Malaria No N/A
1) It is sometimes advised to be vaccinated against typhoid.

Food & drink

Food and drink are usually considered safe but there is risk of parisitic infection and toxins from raw seafood.

Additional risks

Hepatitis A vaccinations are sometimes advised; hepatitis C also occurs.

Typhus occurs in some river valleys.

Japanese encephalitis can occur and paragonimiasis has been reported.

TB occurs.

Health care

Health insurance is strongly advised, due to the high cost of treatment. The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers has English-speaking doctors available. There are hospitals located in all major cities.
Useful travel links
MASTA Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
No jet lag all about jet lag. What is it and who gets it
WHO official site of the World Health Organization