Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Among Saudi Arabia’s greatest sites are the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. These are both part of the Hajj, which brings thousands to The Kingdom every year.
Public entertainment is limited in Saudi Arabia. But, the nation possesses incredible natural wonders. Among available activities are day trips into the desert and deep sea diving off the coast.
When visiting Saudi Arabia, be aware of the limitations of the nightlife scene in any urban areas. Consumption of alcohol, public playing of music, and even mingling with the opposite sex are all forbidden. Saudi culture is very strict and should be researched before traveling.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Saudi Arabia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Saudi Arabia: typhoid, hepatitis A, rabies, meningitis, and influenza.
Malaria and dengue are present in some areas of Saudi Arabia. Consult with a travel health specialist to learn if these diseases could affect your travel itinerary.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
The following vaccines are recommended for Hajj – typhoid, polio, meningitis, hepatitis A, MMR and influenza. Some other vaccines may be recommended based on your personal health history. Proof of meningitis vaccination is required for entry during Hajj.
Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage that takes place in Saudi Arabia. The event brings thousands of muslims and interested individuals to the country every year.
To avoid disease outbreaks and protect the health of citizens and travelers, Saudi Arabia has issues dome vaccine recommendations for during Hajj.
A visa is required for travel to Saudi Arabia. Requirements vary from type-to-type as well as length of allowed stay. Travelers should begin the visa process well before their departure to avoid problems.
Proof of some vaccinations are required based on visa type and travel itinerary.
For more information, see our Saudi Arabia visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Saudi Arabia is has a desert climate. During the summer, temperatures can reach anywhere from 107 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
For members of the LGBT community, it is strongly advised not to travel to Saudi Arabia. Homosexuality is punishable by death.
Be careful getting into taxis or taking rides with locals. One of the leading causes of death is due to automobile accidents.
Be mindful of where you leave your belongings, and how you carry them on your person when out in public. Pickpockets are common in urban areas.
Be sure to study local traditions before traveling to Saudi Arabia. Not abiding by Saudi customs can have severe consequences. It is best to learn the culture so as not to stand out when visiting.
A great way to experience Saudi Arabia’s natural gifts is to take part in scuba diving. Diving is popular among foreigners traveling to the country.
Be careful when scuba diving. It can be dangerous and very few Saudi hospitals have the necessary equipment to deal with diving injuries. Do not touch anything underwater and to study the local marine life before taking the plunge. The Red Sea is known to be full of poisonous and aggressive fish. It is best to know the do’s and don’ts.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Saudi Arabia:
All Americans visiting Saudi Arabia should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Saudi Arabia, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Riyadh
Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi Street
Roundabout no. 9, Diplomatic Quarter
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +(966) (11) 488-3800
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(966) (11) 488-3800
Fax: (966) (11) 488-7670
Visit the Embassy to Saudi Arabia website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
If you have any questions about traveling to the Saudi Arabia or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment with your local Passport Health travel medicine clinic. Call us at or book online now and protect yourself today.
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