Health & insurance
Before You Go
All travellers to Saudi Arabia should ensure they have full medical health cover and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad, including repatriation. Purchasing health insurance is a prerequisite when applying for a business visa.
No specific vaccinations are required ahead of travelling to Saudi Arabia. But during the period of hajj, pilgrims must have a valid certificate of vaccination against the ACWY strains of meningitis.
In Saudi Arabia
Availability & Cost of Health Care
Health care in major Saudi cities is of a high standard, and most towns have a health centre or basic hospital. A nonemergency visit to a hospital or clinic to see a doctor will cost around SR100.
Tap water is not safe to drink in Saudi Arabia. Consider buying a reusable bottle with a filter before you arrive.