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MOH issues Health Requisites for Hajj & Umrah season-1430
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 25 - 05 - 2009

The Ministry of Health has issued health requirements to be met for Hajj and Umrah seasons of 1430 (2009) by pilgrims and Umrah performers.
Firstly: Yellow Fever:
1- All pilgrims arriving from yellow fever endemic countries (shown below) to present a valid health certificate of vaccination against the disease according to the International Health Regulations. The certificate should show that its holder is vaccinated against the disease before the arrival in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia within a duration of not less than 10 days and not exceeding more than 10 years.
2- According to international health regulations, all aircraft, ships and the various means of transport arriving from the infected countries are required to present a valid certificate of the extermination of insects namely mosquito on-board.
Following are Yellow fever endemic countries: Angola, Benin, Sudan, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Burundi, Chad, Uganda, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Ethiopia, Democratic Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, Kenya, Liberia, Sao Tomé and Principe, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mali, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia, Suriname, Peru, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay.
Secondly: Meningococcal Meningitis
A / for people from all nations of the world are requested to present valid certificate of vaccination against Meningococcal meningitis, showing a period not less than 10 days of its issuance and not exceeding 3 years on the bases that every country makes sure the vaccination is completed on adults and children over the age of two years of a single dose of the ACYW135.
B- Coming from the African belt countries.
Namely: Sudan, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Gambia, Senegal, Central Africa.
In addition to the ACYW135 vaccine, as mentioned above, the health authorities in Saudi Arabia outlets will be giving them preventive dose / single 500 mg dose of ciprofloxacin in order to reduce potential microbe carrying rate.
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