Expanded programme on immunization

Saudi Arabia vaccination requirements

This year's vaccination requirements by Saudi Arabia for the upcoming Hajj have been published in the current Weekly Epidemiological Record. Polio vaccination will, as in past years, again be a requirement for all travellers — regardless of age — from endemic and re-established transmission countries, for travellers under the age of 15 years and for travellers from re-infected and high-risk countries. These measures are key to help minimize the risk of the international spread of polio.