China doesn’t officially request that visitors have any immunizations. However, as is the case with many countries, the further off the beaten track you travel the greater the need for you to take precautions for your health.
If you are travelling to China from a country that is infected by yellow fever, the World Health Organization requires you to be vaccinated against the disease before you enter China.
Although they are not mandatory these are the vaccinations you should consider before travelling to Tibet:
• Diptheria and tetanus
• Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B
• Yellow Fever
• Measels-mumps-rubella (MMR)
Talk your options through with your doctor and remember to ask for an International Health Certificate as proof of your vaccinations.
One of the most popular activities carried out by visitors to Tibet is trekking. Many people are drawn in by the country’s stunning scenery and have a desire to get out and explore it for themselves. Trekking is generally safe in Tibet, and the greatest danger is a lack of knowledge of the individuals doing the hiking. Make sure you are aware of the risks of altitude sickness, how to prevent it, recognize it and treat it. Never trek on your own.