Korea - South

Korea - South: General Health Risks


Malaria is transmitted by the night-time - dusk to dawn - biting female Anopheles mosquito.

Risk is present in rural areas along the border with North Korea, particularly in Incheon, and Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do provinces.

Note: Travellers to these rural areas on on excursions only to the DMZ (de-militarized zone) should take meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures from dusk to dawn.

Risk is absent in most of the country; risk exists only in specified areas:

High risk months for Malaria are: May to December

Incidence of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria: 0%

Areas with drug resistant Malaria:

Suppressive medication is not recommended.

Travellers going to risk areas should follow meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures from dusk to dawn during the malaria season. Download IAMAT's whitepaper How to Protect Yourself Against Malaria for details.