What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Saudi Arabia?

  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Saudi Arabia.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Saudi Arabia:

  • Typhoid
  • Meningococcal- especially recommended for hajj and all.
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B


Other health risks: Malaria, Cutaneous leishmaniasis and Schistosomiasis.

What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Saudi Arabia?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Modern Medical facilities are available with the good quality of medicines.
  • In some places, care may be limited.
  • In the situation of any emergency or illness, cash payments may be required

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Saudi Arabia and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Saudi Arabia.

Health tips while travelling to Saudi Arabia:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Saudi Arabia. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Saudi Arabia.

Also Read: Customs followed in Saudi Arabia

Last update on February 2, 11:40 am by Nidhi S.