Information for travellers to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage in 2019

25 June 2019

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The Saudi Ministry of Health (MoH) have issued their updated annual requirements and recommendations for travellers for the Hajj and Umrah in 2019.

Health protection guidance for Hajj 2019 can be found on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has produced an information leaflet, available in English, Arabic, Bengali and Urdu, which details how Hajj pilgrims can manage travel-associated risks in order to protect themselves, their families and the wider community.

HPS has also produced an infographic poster, again available in English, Arabic, Bengali and Urdu, which recommends that Hajj pilgrims prepare themselves for travel by visiting their GP six-to-eight weeks before departure. The poster may be displayed in GP surgeries, mosques, social clubs and other venues where they may be seen by those planning to go to Hajj or Umrah. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the information leaflet above.

Sources: TRAVAX and fitfortravel (both 20 June 2019)