Vaccines And Recommendations For Saudi Arabia

Vaccines And Recommendations For Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia opens Mecca to vaccinated pilgrims, after a year of closure:
Saudi Arabia will begin to reopen its borders to vaccinated pilgrims visiting the holy city of Mecca for umrah, the Muslim pilgrimage, almost 18 months after closing them due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state press announced this September.

Among the best sites in Saudi Arabia are the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. They are both parts of the Hajj and Umrah, which brings thousands to the Kingdom each year.

Public entertainment is limited in Saudi Arabia. But, the nation possesses incredible natural wonders. Activities available include day trips to the desert and offshore diving off the coast.

When visiting Saudi Arabia, keep in mind the limitations of nightlife in urban areas. The consumption of alcohol, the public reproduction of music and even mixing with the opposite sex are prohibited. Saudi culture is very strict and should be researched before traveling.

Do I Need Vaccines for Saudi Arabia?
Yes, some vaccines are recommended for visiting Saudi Arabia. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccines: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, triple viral (measles, mumps, and rubella), meningitis, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough), and influenza.

Malaria and dengue are present in some areas of Saudi Arabia. Consult with a travel health specialist to find out if these illnesses could affect your travel itinerary.

The international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required when entering the country and when obtaining the visa.

What Vaccines Do I Need For Saudi Arabia?
Yes, some vaccines are recommended for visiting Saudi Arabia. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccines: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, triple viral (measles, mumps, and rubella), meningitis, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough), and influenza.

The Following Vaccines are Recommended for Hajj and Umrah:
Typhoid, polio, meningitis, hepatitis A, Triple Viral, and influenza. Some other vaccines may be recommended based on your personal health history. Proof of meningitis vaccination is required to enter during Hach (Hajj).