Ensure that all of your routine vaccinations are up to date, such as tetanus and polio. It is advisable to also get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, and typhoid. Only visitors traveling from countries where yellow fever is endemic must provide proof of vaccination against the disease. Malaria medication is a good idea for those visiting rural areas, especially Yunnan and Hainan, as is a Japanese encephalitis vaccination Try mdtravehealth .com for up-to-date travel-health information and more advice on immunization.