Australians heading to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj & Umrah pilgrimages need to ensure that they are vaccinated prior to departure, to meet the requirements of the Saudi government. These requirements can change from year to year and are aimed at disease prevention, not just in Saudi Arabia but also within countries pilgrims will be returning to. With massive numbers of people coming together from all over the world, the potential for disease spread is great and all travellers are advised to ensure their routine vaccinations are up to date and should consider Hepatitis A and B and typhoid vaccines. There are also Saudi vaccine requirements in order to attend.
In 2019 the requirements for those travelling directly from Australia to Saudi Arabia are: