Vaccination for Hajj and Umrah


Adults and children over the age of 2 years arriving for the purpose of Umrah or Hajj pilgrimage or for seasonal work in the Hajj area are required to produce a certificate of vaccination meningitis which has been issued not more than 3 years and no less than 10 days prior to arrival in Saudi Arabia. Certificates are not normally required from other categories of visitors or expatriate workers.

In the UK, visas are not issued unless proof of vaccination, at least 10 days prior to the expected date of entry, required to submit with the visa application. So the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has vaccination requirements for Hajj pilgrims entering from countries except the UK.

All travelers arriving from countries known to be infected with Yellow Fever (as per WHO) must present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate.

View the list of countries with risk of yellow fever virus transmission.

Poliomyelitis & All travelers arriving from countries that have polio virus circulating or from countries at high risk of re-importation of polio virus regardless of age and vaccination status, should receive one dose of oral polio vaccine.