Saudi Arabia

The World Health Organization has update it’s requirement for polio vaccination;  Kenya and Somalia are now requiring all travelers to be vaccinated against polio due to re-established transmission in these countries.

Travellers are advised to seek travel health advise a minimum of 4-6 weeks prior to departure date (if possible).


Travellers heading to Saudi Arabia to participate in Haji (October 13-18, 2013) should be aware of the following Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health requirements and recommendations:

Meningitis vaccine issued no more than 3 years and not less than 10 days prior to arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Polio vaccine given at least 6 weeks prior to arrival if travelling from countries with infected areas.

Yellow Fever vaccination is require at least 10 days prior to arrival at the border.

Further vaccines and updates are recommended for travelers visiting Saudi Arabia.  It is important to seek travel health advise at least 4-6 weeks prior to departure to ensure your vaccines are up-to-date and you are aware of risk factors and protection measures for your destination(s).



Novel Corona Virus update

June 6, 2013

The novel corona virus, now MERS-Cov (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) has been identified in the following countries from: France, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates. Laboratory confirmed cases originated from the Middle East : Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. France, Germany, Tunisia and the United Kingdom reported cases […]

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Novel Cornoavirus: Saudi Arabia

May 9, 2013

Since May 2, 2013 there have been 10 cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the Al Hasa region of province of Ash Sharqiyah in Saudi Arabia.  One of the cases of infection is a family contact of a deceased patient. Since April 2012, the World Heath Organization has reported 27 laboratory-confirmed cases and 16 deaths from […]

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