Saudi Arabia vaccinations: which ones do you need?
Are you travelling to Saudi Arabia? Prepare your trip well. We recommend certain vaccinations for Saudi Arabia. If you are going on a pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), you must have been vaccinated against meningitis. Which other vaccinations you need for you trip to Saudi Arabia is dependent on the places you plan to visit and the duration of your stay in this fascinating country. Saudi Arabia is a kingdom on the Arabian Peninsula. It is a vast country in the Middle East, bordering Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and Yemen. This oil state consists largely of desert and has a desert climate with hot summers and warm winters. An exception is the green and less dry area surrounding the Asir mountains in the southwest. The best time to travel to Saudi Arabia is between November and April. Although the country is not very accessible for tourists – due to strict rules and laws and high prices -, it does offer adventurous travellers plenty to see and do: vast desert areas; the beautiful Red Sea; traditional souks, and a modern capital (Riyadh). Saudi Arabia is also home to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and as such the centre or the Islam. The Hajj – a pilgrimage to Mecca – is in fact mandatory for every Muslim who is physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey. Please read our travel advice for the Hajj if you require more information on preparing your pilgrimage to Mecca. Our KLM Health Services experts can tell you exactly which vaccinations you require for your trip to Saudi Arabia and gladly inform you about additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Saudi Arabia vaccinations: the most common risks
Various diseases are prevalent in Saudi Arabia to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Eritrea and you will know at an instant which specific vaccinations you require.