Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a wealthy desert country encompassing a good majority of the Arabian Peninsula, with coastlines that run along the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. The country is known as the birthplace of Islam and is home to two of the religion’s most sacred mosques: Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet Muhammad. Riyadh, the capital, is a skyscraper-filled metropolis.


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Destination Information for Saudi Arabia

When you think of Saudi Arabia you think of a vast, harsh desert landscape, but there’s far more to this intriguing country. There are also beautiful mountaintops, beaches and rivers, as well as huge cosmopolitan cities with fabulous shopping opportunities and world-class restaurants.

For anyone attending the Hajj pilgrimage, vaccination is essential, with a requirement that you submit proof of your receival of the meningitis ACWY vaccine no less than 10 days before travel. Tetanus is another travel vaccination which is advisable and consider the importance of risks such as hepatitis A & B and Rabies. Book a consultation at a travel clinic for all the information you will need for your trip.

Additional Health Risks Information for Saudi Arabia

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

  • Food and water hygiene
  • Insect and animal bite avoidances
  • Personal safety
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sun protection
  • Altitude sickness

Yellow fever certification is required if arriving from a country with high risk of yellow fever.

It is important before travelling to ensure you are up to date with childhood immunisations such as measles, mumps and rubella.

Consult with your local CityDoc travel expert to tailor your vaccine requirements based on your medical history, previous vaccinations and travels as well as your itinerary.

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