Saudi Arabia


The vaccines below are recommended for travellers to this country depending on their individual level of risk. Extended or frequent travel, travel to remote areas and patients visiting friends or relatives are examples of additional risk factors.

Use the risk assessment consultation to determine risk level.

Risk level Vaccines required
All travellers Tetanus
Sometimes advised for high risk Diphtheria
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Highest risk Meningococcal Meningitis
Yellow Fever No risk of yellow fever, however vaccination might be required for certificate purposes from a yellow fever area.

Check travel vaccine schedules.

Visit Fit for Travel website for non-vaccine preventable diseases prevalent in area


The information below identifies the risk of malaria and recommended prophylaxis regimens for different geographical regions within this country. View the malaria map to identify localities within risk areas.

Areas of risk Level of risk Recommended regimen Seasonal risk Drug resistance
All areas especially the provinces of Jazan, Aseer, Najaran and other areas LOW/NO RISK AVOIDANCE ALL, esp. SEP-JAN  
Hajj Pilgrims: travel between Mecca and Medina. The risk of malaria is low in both cities and antimalarial prophylaxis is not advised however, pilgrims who are outdoors or walking at night are advised to take strict mosquito bite precautions. LOW RISK AVOIDANCE ALL, esp. SEP-JAN  

Visit Fit for Travel website for more information and malaria maps

For more help contact Information Services.