Saudi Arabia

Yellow Fever

  • Requirements: Required if traveling from a country with risk of YFV transmission and ≥1 year of age, including transit >12 hours in an airport located in a country with risk of YFV transmission. 1
  • Recommendations: None.


  • Areas with malaria: Rare cases in Asir and Jazan emirates by border with Yemen. None in the cities of Jeddah, Mecca, Medina, Riyadh, and Ta’if.
  • Estimated relative risk of malaria for US travelers: Very low.
  • Drug resistance 4: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum predominantly, remainder P. vivax .
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Mosquito avoidance only.