Health Ministry of Saudi Arabia takes measures to prevent "swine flu" amongst pilgrims
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 5 / Trend , U.Ismayilova/
The Health Ministry of Saudi Arabia has developed recommendations to prevent the spread of the A (H1N1) virus among Hajj pilgrims, the Azerbaijani Health Ministry reported.
According to the ministry's recommendations, pilgrims less than 12 and older 65 are not allowed to participate in Umra and Hajj.
Believers, intending to perform Hajj, should receive vaccination against seasonal influenza. If a separate decision is made depending on the intensity of the virus, a vaccination against the disease will be necessary.
The Saudi Arabia embassies will issue visa only to those pilgrims who will present a document proving that vaccinations.