Once there, you should still be cautious as you could be exposed to other diseases.
The presence of diseases that could pose a risk to your health has been reported in the country.
The risk is related to the activities you choose to take part in as well as the areas you visit.
Prior to your departure, you may want to register for the "Registration of Canadians Abroad" service. This is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case of an emergency abroad or a personal emergency at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest. For more information, visist the Government of Canada Web site at travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration.
If you have purchased travel insurance, your policy will likely include a 24/7 emergency assistance service to help you locate care and coordinate payment. Be sure to have their phone number with you at all times.
The Canadian Government also has several offices abroad that can provide you with numerous services when in a medical emergency. These services include, but are not limited to:
If you need help while abroad, you can contact:
Riyadh - Embassy of Canada
Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Postal address: P.O. Box 94321, Riyadh, 11693, Saudi Arabia
Phone: 966 (11) 202-3200
Fax: 966 (11) 488-1997
Jeddah - Consulate of Canada
Ali Reza Tower, 11th Floor, Medinah Road, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Postal address: P.O. Box 9484, Jeddah, 21413, Saudi Arabia
Phone: 966 (12) 653-0597 / 966 (12) 653-0434
Fax: 966 (12) 653-0538
Make sure that your passport is valid for the whole length of your trip.
Many countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months after your projected return date.
In this section, you will find the list of the immunizations and screenings recommended for Canadians travelling
to the above destination (Saudi Arabia). Some of them may also be mandatory. The following vaccinations apply to all travellers. For a personalized protection program adapted to your travelling and health needs, visit a travel medicine clinic. Plan ahead: If you need several vaccines, you may need several weeks to complete the immunization schedule.