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South Korea - Typhoon Alert

Typhoon Bolaven, only a few hundred kilometers north of typhoon Tembin is heading for South Korea and is expected to make landfall in the next 48 hours. The port in Busan has been closed to shipping. Officials have als

South Korea – Typhoon Alert

Typhoon Bolaven, only a few hundred kilometers north of typhoon Tembin is heading for South Korea and is expected to make landfall in the next 48 hours. The port in Busan has been closed to shipping. Officials have als

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Staying Healthy in South Korea

South Korea is a well-developed country with plenty of top-notch hospitals and well-sanitised food and drinking water, so you don't have to worry about eating out at all. Though if your stomach tends to be sensitive, yo

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over 1 year ago

Powerful typhoon Sanba pounds South Korea http://t.co/tS7JEPNi #ttot

almost 2 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for South Korea

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Malaria

    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

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What the useful numbers in South Korea?

There's a tourism information desk which can help with all kinds of questions: 1330 the emergency services numbers are: Police 112 Fire and medical 119, and ... read more »
almost 3 years ago

Is it safe to travel to South Korea (Seoul) after Osama Bin Laden's death? Air Canada or Air Korea airlines?

wouldn't you know it, I open my big mouth and some nut-job makes a fool of me. South Korean police are looking for a man who placed 2 devices inside lockers ... read more »
almost 3 years ago

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