To this date the Ministry of Health for Saudi Arabia has not changed the requirements as outlined last year in August and repeated below. Further general information and advice is obtainable on this site under the “Our Services” heading.
All pilgrims aged two years and older are required to show proof of vaccination against meningococcal meningitis ACW135Y. Vaccination is also a requirement for obtaining a visa. This vaccine should have been received not more than three years and not less than ten days before arrival in Saudi Arabia, and should be recorded in a vaccination book showing the traveller’s full name. Chemoprophylaxis against meningococcal infection will be given to all arrivals from countries in the African meningitis belt.
There are further regulations applying to pilgrims coming from Yellow Fever designated countries and those coming from listed countries in Asia and Africa who will need vaccination against poliomyelitis. Neither of these requirements are applicable to Australasia but may affect travellers who stop off en route.
Vaccination against influenza is strongly recommended.
Any changes to the requirements will be updated here as soon as we become aware of them from the Saudi Ministry of Health.