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UAE issues guidelines for travelers to Saudi Arabia

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) has issued health guidelines for travelers heading to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

The ministry urged travelers to follow necessary health guidelines before and during travel, and to get vaccinated before leaving for Saudi Arabia.

According to the ministry, those suffering from chronic diseases should visit health centres before traveling to ensure they are able to perform Hajj. They are also urged to take the required doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Public Health Sector, said UAE authorities are in constant coordination to prevent potential health risks for travelers.

Al Rand urged travelers to take basic and optional vaccinations before heading to Saudi Arabia, such as vaccines against meningitis, seasonal influenza and pneumococcal infections. He also emphasised that the ministry provides vaccinations in all its health facilities.

The ministry called on all pilgrims to adhere to all precautionary measures to avoid any health problems during Hajj, including the exposure to heat exhaustion and physical stress to minimise the chances of contracting some diseases and health problems. They were also urged to follow a healthy diet. ICA/WAM/Expat Media


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