COVID-19: Stay up to date with our coverage on the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >

Wordtravels

Wordtravels

 

 

Saudi Arabia Travel Health Advice

Anyone arriving in Saudi Arabia from a country infected with yellow fever requires a vaccination certificate for entry. People travelling to perform Hajj and Umrah are required to be inoculated against meningitis before travel and must present a vaccination certificate on arrival. Respiratory infections are common among pilgrims during the Hajj and Ramadan season.

There is a malaria risk in the south and parts of the western region of the country and visitors should take advice on anti-malarial precautions at least four weeks before leaving. Both an outbreak of cerebral malaria and Rift Valley Fever have occurred in Jizan, with Dengue fever also having been reported.

Food poisoning is a risk outside the good hotels and visitors should only drink bottled water. The standard of medical care and facilities in Saudi Arabia is high, but treatment is expensive so travel insurance is strongly advised.


View information on diseases:

Dengue Fever, Hepatitis A, Influenza, Malaria, Meningococcal disease, Typhoid fever, Yellow fever

Become our Saudi Arabia Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Saudi Arabia travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Saudi Arabia or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.