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  • Writer's pictureTania Wee

Umrah-Hajj Health Check Reminder

The Saudi Arabian government has issued out a notice reminding Malaysian travellers on the importance of conducting a health check before embarking on Umrah and Hajj. This is to ensure that travellers are free of chronic diseases and are a preventive measure from any issue that may arise during the pilgrimage.

All those visiting Saudi Arabia for the purpose of Umrah and pilgrimage (Hajj) are required to submit a certificate of vaccination with the quadrivalent (ACYW135) vaccine against meningitis, provided that the certificate is issued within a period of no more than 3 years and no less than 10 days before arrival in Saudi Arabia. The health authorities in the visitor’s country of origin should ensure that the needed vaccine was completely administered.

Tight control is exercised on entry points in respect of pilgrims and Umrah visitors, and thorough surveillance shall be made in respect of visitors coming from countries infected with diseases subject to the International Health Regulations, in addition to isolation of suspect cases and surveillance of their contacts.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Twin Towers Medical Center KLCC

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