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Traveling to Japan – Which Vaccinations Do I Need?

This post was last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 06:05 pm

A trip to Asia, in this case, Japan, is in many ways incomparable to a trip in Europe or other parts of the world. The culture, the people, the nature, the faith, everything about Japan is different from other countries. Proper preparation for your vacation is important to prevent unpleasant surprises. One of them is the vaccinations you need in Japan.


Required Vaccinations For Japan

You do not want to visit all the highlights of Japan and run the risk of becoming infected so that your schedule runs smoothly. We have, therefore, made an overview of the most important vaccinations required for Japan.


TIP – This is, of course, general advice, for more specific information we would like to refer you to your local pharmacy, doctor or community health center.


If you travel to Japan there are no compulsory vaccinations. However, it is recommended to get a vaccination against MMR. But this is only if you have never had measles or a measles vaccination.


Two Japanese women


Other recommendations

In addition to the necessary vaccinations, it is also a good idea to take certain precautions that cannot be solved with vaccinations. This is mainly about medicines. We recommend that you always take this with you! You can buy Paracetamol (acetaminophen) everywhere, but if you need it immediately and you are in an uninhabited area, it is nice if it is in your backpack. We advise the following medication:


  • Anti-Diarrheal medicine;
  • Paracetamol;
  • Anti-mosquito spray (DEET).

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