The annual pilgrimage (Hajj) is scheduled this year to take place from 2nd - 7th October. Saudi Arabian customs are requesting that all visitors have the Meningitis ACWY vaccine at least 10 days before arrival. Travellers will be required to provide proof of vaccination on arrival. The seasonal influenza vaccine is also an essential requirement and proof of vaccination will be required in order to enter the country. There is a risk of Diphtheria and Hepatitis A in Saudi Arabia and vaccination is advised, however proof of vaccination for these two vaccinations is not a legal requirement.
All travellers are advised to adopt good hygiene by frequently washing hands with an anti-bacterial soap and using an alcohol hand gel to help kill bacteria.