Updated 11 May 2022
Saudi Arabia is one of the handful of Middle-Eastern countries open to tourists and visitors without many stringent travel restrictions. However, you will still have to keep a few things in mind to enter the country.
Should you register before flying to the Kingdom? What are the current entry and testing guidelines? Keep reading to find out.
Saudi residents are free to enter Saudi Arabia without having to produce a medical insurance. A valid passport is still necessary for entry. All arrivals must download and register on the Tawakkalna app on arrival.
For returning expats/employees
Expats will require the following documents and to return back to the Kingdom:
- Saudi exit/re-entry visa
- Insurance that covers the costs of treatment from infection with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) during the period of stay in the Kingdom.
- Immunity status registration on Tawakkalna (more on this below)
A Saudi exit/re-entry visa is an essential document for beneficiaries who have family members or domestic workers outside KSA, and for employees wishing to go out of Saudi Arabia and return to the Kingdom within a stipulated time.
Those who are fully vaccinated are encouraged to register on Muqeem to receive their ‘immune’ status on the Tawakkalna app. The immune status remains necessary to enter offices, some public and private buildings, airports and public transport vehicles.
The ‘immune’ status is valid for 8 months after the second shot. and a booster is required to maintain the status on Tawakkalna.
Other entry and testing guidelines
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.