Saudi Ministry of Health Requirements
First: requirements must be met before obtaining a visa for the Hajj and Umrah
- Yellow Fever:
Angola - Benin - Sudan - Senegal - Burkina Faso - Central African Republic - Cameroon - Burundi - Chad - Uganda - Congo - Côte d'Ivoire - Sierra Leone - Somalia - Ethiopia - Democratic Republic of Congo - Gabon - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea - Equatorial Guinea - Guinea Bissau - Togo - Kenya - Liberia - Stoma and Principe - Mauritania - Niger - Nigeria - Rwanda - Tanzania - Mali - Ecuador - French Guiana - Guyana - Brazil - Bolivia - Suriname - Peru - Panama - Trinidad and Tobago - Venezuela - Colombia - Argentina - Paraguay.
- Meningococcal Meningitis:
- Seasonal Flu:
The Saudi Ministry of Health Recommends that all coming for the Hajj or Umrah to get all the seasonal influenza vaccinations, especially people with chronic illnesses (heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory diseases, neurology, diabetes) and patients with immune deficiency congenital and acquired diseases, Metabolism diseases, pregnant women, people with obesity.
- Yellow Fever:
Secondly: health education
Health authorities should provide awareness to their pilgrims’, about all kinds of infectious diseases, symptoms, complications and methods of transmission and prevention, especially flu pandemic.
Prevents the entry of food brought by coming pilgrims to the Kingdom, including the ones in their luggage, unless they are packaged and sealed in containers or easily opened for inspection, and in quantities sufficient land next to the road distance only.
Fourth, Any other future measures
In the case of a health emergency that outbreaks an international concern of a disease, to international health regulations in any country which comes from a pilgrim, the health authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia might have additional precautions against those pilgrims coming from that certain country, in coordination with the World Health Organization in a timely manner, in order to prevent the spread of the infection among the pilgrims of HAJJ and UMRAH, or to transport the infection to their countries.