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Updated 06 May 2022

Owing to a notable drop in the number of Covid-19 cases in the Kingdom, the authorities in Saudi Arabia have now lifted most of the Covid-19 restrictions prevalent in the country.  Presenting a negative RT PCR report or rapid antigen test on arrival is no longer a requirement for international arrivals in the Kingdom. Additionally, the government has removed quarantine requirements for all travellers.

Here are the latest PCR test entry requirements in Saudi Arabia that you should be aware of.

PCR testing requirements in Saudi Arabia

Following a considerable drop in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Saudi authorities have now eased most of the Covid-19 restrictions prevalent in the Kingdom. International arrivals in Saudi Arabia are no longer required to present a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen Test on arrival.

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PCR testing for Hajj and Umrah

Hajj will be available this year for those under 65 years of age, provided that they obtain the basic doses of vaccines approved in the Kingdom and they must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival to the Kingdom. Check out our article about Hajj 2022 below for more updates and news:

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However, Umrah foreign pilgrims are no longer required to present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test on arrival. Check out our article about Umrah 2022 below for more updates and news:

Umrah 2022: Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Pilgrimage

What about testing at the airport?

Airports have started operating in full capacity in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom has done away with all pre-entry and post-entry testing requirements for passengers entering the country. So there will be no testing done in airports.

Testing in quarantine

In line with the removal of presenting a PCR test or rapid antigen test on arrival, the quarantine requirements for international travellers have also been dropped. International arrivals in the KSA are no longer required to undergo quarantine upon arrival.

Nevertheless, passengers intending to visit the Kingdom (excluding Saudi Citizens, Residents and GCC Citizens) must have health insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies and hospitals.

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