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Updated February 2023
A religious haven for adherents of the Islamic faith and a dazzling country of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is a Kingdom filled with endless diversities. From a top-class scuba diving spot in the Red Sea, the holiest Islamic cities of Makkah and Madinah, to being a diverse environment home to the Arabian Leopard, it’s no exaggeration to say that a trip to Saudi Arabia makes for an enchanting getaway.
Here are the latest entry requirements and flight schedules you should be aware of if you’re looking to travel from Nepal to Saudi Arabia in 2023.
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Can I travel from Nepal to Saudi Arabia?
Yes, you can. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now fully open to international tourism.
Moreover, all Covid‑19 restrictions for travel to Saudi Arabia have been lifted. Passengers are no longer required to hold a COVID‑19 vaccination certificate or a COVID‑19 test result to enter the country. Quarantine restrictions have also been lifted.
Furthermore, proof of vaccination and health verification via the Tawakkalna application is no longer required to enter facilities, events, public transportation, or to board planes except for those establishments whose nature demands otherwise.
Flights from Nepal to Saudi Arabia
A simple search through Wego will show you the latest flight schedules, allowing you to choose the best flight deals from across several airlines.
Given below are the flight schedules and ticket prices for two of the most sought-after airways covering the Nepal-Saudi Arabia routes for the month of January and February 2023.
Please note: All prices are accurate at the time of writing.
Qatar Airways has multiple connecting flights available departing from Kathmandu in Nepal to cities in Saudi Arabia like Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.
- Kathmandu – Riyadh: multiple connecting flights available seven days a week. Ticket prices starting from NPR 38,865
- Kathmandu – Jeddah: multiple connecting flights available seven days a week. Ticket prices starting from NPR 51,137
- Kathmandu – Dammam: multiple connecting flights available seven days a week. Ticket prices starting from NPR 38,344
Please visit Wego for Qatar Airways’ full schedule.
IndiGo has multiple connecting flights available departing from Kathmandu in Nepal to cities in Saudi Arabia like Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.
- Kathmandu – Riyadh: up to three connecting flights available seven days a week. Ticket prices starting from NPR 35,522
- Kathmandu – Jeddah: up to four connecting flights available seven days a week. Ticket prices starting from NPR 44,962
- Kathmandu – Dammam: up to four connecting flights available seven days a week. Ticket prices starting from NPR 38,082
Please visit Wego for the IndiGo full schedule.
Saudi Arabia entry requirements
Vaccination is no longer mandatory for those looking to enter Saudi Arabia.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has also stated that immunization and health verification are NO longer required on the Tawakkalna application to enter facilities, activities, and events as well as for boarding planes and public transport vehicles.
However, the requirement will still be in place for those whose nature requires immunization or to continue verifying health status according to the general health requirements set by the Public Health Authority.
The following are the vaccines approved in Saudi Arabia:
Testing and quarantine requirements
Travellers to the KSA, regardless of their immunisation status and type of visa, are no longer required to undergo institutional quarantine or COVID-19 PCR tests.
Additional entry requirements
All travellers from Nepal intending to visit the Kingdom (excluding Saudi Citizens, Residents and GCC Citizens) must have medical insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment.
Moreover, travellers are also required to install the Tawakkalna app on their mobile devices within 8 hours of arrival.