Health and Safety

Health and Safety

It is advisable to bring a well-studied personal pharmacy including in addition to your usual medications: analgesics (paracetamol, aspirin), broad-spectrum antibiotics (provide an 8-day treatment, on medical prescription), throat lozenges, anti-diarrhea plus intestinal antiseptic, stomach pain medication, disinfectant, antibiotic ointment (terramicyne), biogas, eye drops, anti-inflammatory ointment, lip cream, and sun protection.

Vaccines and Malaria

Although no vaccine is required to enter China, we recommend that you protect yourself against Hepatitis types A and B and check for the update of basic vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, rabies, and polio.

If the province of Yunnan is sometimes classified in the zones at risk of malaria, this concerns only the region of Xishuangbanna (located in the extreme south of the province, near Laos and Burma) which has been classified at risk even s ‘there has been no proven malaria case for several years.

For several years, an increase in rabies cases has been noted by Chinese health authorities. Under these conditions, we recommend that you be extremely careful with stray animals. In the event of a bite, it is imperative to consult a doctor as soon as possible. For more peace of mind, you have the option of having yourself vaccinated preventively before your trip.

Always carry toilet paper (or tissues) with you. Public toilets in China are rarely equipped with them.

You can keep up to date with health risks on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Other Practical Information

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