Health Regulations
Poliomyelitis
 

Required Vaccinations (Poliomyelitis):

  • Travelers from countries infected with WPV1, cVDPV1 or cVDPV3, with potential risk of international spread, and vulnerable countries to re-infection (Appendix 1-Table 1) are required to submit a valid polio vaccination certificate with at least one of the following vaccines:
  • At least one dose of bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) within the previous 12 months and administered at least 4 weeks prior to arrival or
  • At least one dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) within the previous 12 months and administered at least 4 weeks prior to arrival.
  • Travelers from countries infected with cVDPV2 (Appendix 1-Table 2) are required to submit a valid polio vaccination certificate with at least one dose of IPV within the previous 12 months and administered at least 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Preventive Measures by Health Authority at Points of Entry:

Travelers from states infected with WPV1, cVDPV1 or cVDPV3, with potential risk of international spread, and vulnerable states to re-infection (Appendix 1-Table 1) will also receive one dose of bOPV at the border points on entry to Saudi Arabia regardless of age and vaccination status.


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