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Updated 9 June 2022

Saudi international border reopening has been a piece of welcome news to travellers around the world looking to visit the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia has also lifted its travel ban on direct flights from Pakistan months ago and is open to Pakistani travellers.

Keep reading to find out the latest developments and news concerning Pakistan to Saudi Arabia flights.

Pakistan to Saudi Arabia flight schedules 2022

For complete schedules and bookings for Pakistan – Saudi Arabia flights, please visit our flights’ page. Given below are two major airlines currently flying from Pakistan to the Kingdom.

Saudi Airlines

Saudia (الخطوط السعودية) has multiple daily flights available departing from Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore to cities in Saudi Arabia like Jeddah, Riyadh and Madinah.

Karachi – Jeddah up to four connecting flights 2 days a week. Ticket prices starting from INR 77,018
Karachi – Madinah 1-2 connecting flights, two days a week. Ticket prices starting from INR 73,816
Karachi – Dammam 1-2 connecting flights, two days a week. Ticket prices starting from INR 91,958

Please visit Wego for Saudia full schedule.

Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines flights scheduled to cities in Saudi Arabia including Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh and Madinah mostly consist of daily flights departing from Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

Islamabad to Jeddah: Upto 3 connecting flights 2-3 days a week. Ticket rates start at PKR 86,239
Karachi to Jeddah: One direct flight and a few connecting are available every 3-4 days a week. Ticket rates start at PKR 81,259. 

Please visit Wego for PIA full schedule.

Pakistan to Saudi Arabia international flight news 2022

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.

Saudi Arabia Scraps Most COVID-19 Restrictions and Flight Suspensions

However, only fully vaccinated passengers of age 18 and above will be permitted to undertake international travel from Pakistan. All travellers from Pakistan are required to constantly check flight schedules for the latest information on flights to Saudi.

Guidelines for travellers into the KSA

Entry requirements

Non-Saudi nationals holding tourist visas are now allowed to enter the Kingdom (even if they are unvaccinated) if they have fulfilled such requirements:

  • Passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia must download and register on the Tawakkalna app at least 8 hours after arrival.
  • All guests intending to visit the Kingdom (excluding Saudi Citizens, Residents and GCC Citizens) must have medical insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment.

Read the complete entry requirements and return permits required to enter Saudi Arabia in our article Returning to Saudi Arabia in 2022: Complete Guide to Re-Entry Procedures

Returning to Saudi Arabia in 2022: Complete Guide to Re-Entry Procedures

Vaccination requirements

Vaccination is no longer mandatory for those looking to enter Saudi Arabia. However, Saudi citizens are required to be fully vaccinated with their booster shots, and have the “immune” status on the Tawakkalna app in order to undertake domestic or international flights.

As per the latest travel guidelines, the following categories are exempted:

  • People under the age of 16 years.
  • Exempted people from the vaccine according to (Tawakkalna) Application.

Testing and quarantine requirements

Effective 5 March 2022 onwards, 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.

Umrah from Pakistan

Saudi Arabia is now open to Umrah pilgrims from Pakistan, and the Saudi government has also eased most COVID-related restrictions for international arrivals from Pakistan. These rules include:

  • Pilgrims are no longer needed to present a PCR test upon arrival
  • Pilgrims no longer need to present proof of vaccination upon arrival, hence, unvaccinated pilgrims can perform Umrah at any time of their convenience.
  • Children aged 5 and above can apply for an Umrah permit and pray at the Holy Rawdah.

However, travellers arriving on visit visas (including Umrah pilgrims) must have medical insurance to cover any COVID-19 related treatment costs during their stay.

Check out our article – Umrah 2022 Guide For Pilgrims From Pakistan to know all about Umrah related guidelines and travel requirements while travelling from Pakistan.

Umrah 2022 Guide For Pilgrims From Pakistan

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