Health instructions and requirements for pilgrims:
- 1.1 Corona Virus (Covid-19) All those wishing to perform Hajj are required to complete immunization with vaccines approved in the Kingdom. for more details from here
- 1.2 Neisseria meningitis It is required for all those wishing to perform Hajj or to be present in the Hajj areas for any other purpose, including adults and children. From the age of one year or older, submit a valid vaccination certificate proving receipt of the quadruple meningitis vaccine (ACYW) prior to coming to the Hajj areas for a period of not less than (10) days.
- The quadruple (ACYW) polysaccharide vaccine, provided that the period since receiving the vaccine does not exceed (3) years.
- Quadruple conjugate (ACYW) vaccine, provided that the period since receiving the vaccine does not exceed (5) years.
- Scientific evidence indicates that the conjugate vaccine is effective and safe for those over 55 years of age.
- The health authority in the country from which the pilgrim is coming from must make sure that he receives the vaccine at the specified time and clearly writes the name of the vaccine used and the date it was given in the vaccination certificate. Note that if the type of quadrivalent vaccine is not specified in the immunization certificate, the validity period of the vaccination certificate is considered to be three years from the date of taking the vaccine.
- 1.3 Polio Those coming from countries in which wild poliovirus or vaccine-derived poliovirus is circulating are required to present a valid vaccination certificate proving that they have received at least one dose of bivalent oral polio vaccine (Bopv) or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) within a period of time. Not less than (4) weeks and not more than (12) months prior to coming to the Kingdom.
- 1.4 Yellow fever All arrivals over (9) months of age from countries and regions where yellow fever is common are required to present a valid vaccination certificate proving that they have received the yellow fever vaccine before their arrival in the Kingdom. Note that the yellow fever vaccination certificate becomes valid 10 days after receiving the vaccine and its validity extends for life.
Vaccination is accepted with one of the following vaccines:
1.1 Seasonal influenza
- All those coming for Hajj, seasonal work, or any other purpose in the Hajj regions are advised to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at least 10 days before their arrival in the Kingdom, especially pregnant women, children under the age of (5) years, the elderly, and those with chronic diseases ( such as heart disease, respiratory disease, kidney disease, metabolic, nervous, hepatic, or blood system) and individuals with immunosuppressed conditions (such as HIV/AIDS, receiving chemotherapy or steroids, or tumors).
- We advise all countries from which pilgrims performers come to provide sufficient quantities of the latest flu vaccines. As for Hajj this year, the southern half vaccine will be available, and the Ministry of Health recommends that all pilgrims from the northern half or from countries that use the northern half vaccine receive the southern half vaccine at least (10) days before the date of their arrival to the Kingdom.