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1. Posted by swillow (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey, me and my boyfriend are planning a summer trip to asia. Have Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and maybe Indonsia planned. Does anyone know the vaccinations required and weather we need to get visas for any of the countries. I doubt we'll be staying in any country for more than a week. Ta!!!!!:)

2. Posted by harry04088 (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hi im going to asia for 5 months in april
im in the middle of getting my vaccinations at the moment
i have had hepatitis a,hep b(2 of 3),typhiod,tetanus booster with diptheria,polio,influenza(for the countries u say i doubt u will need this),cholera(2 of 3),rabies(2 of 3) and japanese enchephalitis(only if longer than 1 month) and i have got malarone tablets for my malaria. dr reckons better to be safe than sorry.
as for visas you wont need 1 for thailand unless over 30 days i think. you need 1 for cambodia their embassy is in st johns wood and its £15. vietnam you will need 1 and their embassy is in kensington and its £20
hope you have a good trip:)

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You need plenty of vaccinations. As for visa's, well it all depends on your citizenship, but pretty much all countries need a visa for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos. Most the countries like UK, US, Australia have an agreement where you get a free 30 day visa on arrival in Thailand. The Hepatitus B one, you need to see the doctor a long way in advance for if you haven't already had it before. I thought it'd be safe seeing the doctor late January for my trip beginning in Late March, but I was too late for getting the full lot of vaccinations for Hep B. I think she said it was 3 months in advance. They went something like one injection first visit. Another injection one month later and another one two months later. Instead I have had to do it one on first day, second a week later and 3rd two weeks after the last one so 0,1,3 weeks instead of 0,1,3 months. This is going to mean I am only partially covered and will need to go back in the future for another jab in the arm.