Updated 8 March 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. International arrivals in the Kingdom have now been eased from on arrival quarantine requirements, as well as from presenting a negative RT PCR report or rapid antigen test on arrival.
Here are the latest quarantine requirements in Saudi Arabia that you should be aware of.
Saudi Arabia entry requirements
Saudi Arabia has scrapped several restrictions that were previously in place for inbound travellers. International arrivals to the Kingdom are no longer required to present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test result on arrival. All quarantine measures have been done away with; however, travellers arriving on visit visas must have medical insurance to cover any COVID-19 related treatment costs during their stay.
Furthermore, the following requirements must be satisfied:
- All travellers intending to visit the Kingdom (excluding Saudi Citizens, Residents and GCC Citizens) must have medical insurance that covers the costs of Covid-19 treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies and hospitals.
- Travellers must download and register on Tawakkalna Application within eight hours of arrival to Kingdom.
- Travellers must monitor Covid-19 symptoms and immediately call 937 if any symptoms appeared, go to primary healthcare centre or emergency if necessary.
You will also have to fill out and sign Health Disclaimer Form and hand it over to the health control center upon arrival.
In line with the removal of presenting a PCR test or rapid antigen test on arrival, the quarantine requirements for international travellers has 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.
Please note that travellers who have spent more than eight months after receiving the second dose of their vaccine are required to have the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All arrivals in the KSA must obtain and show proof of vaccination with one of the approved vaccines mentioned below:
- 2 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech
- 2 doses of Oxford: AstraZeneca/Covishield/SK Bioscience/Vaxzevria.
- 2 doses of Modern
- 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson
Vaccine certificates are required to be certified by official health authorities from the country that provided the vaccination for incoming passengers. Travellers are required to carry their vaccine certificates at all times during their stay in the Kingdom (Or prove of health status through applications and accredited programs in the Kingdom). Failure to comply with these regulations makes travellers subject to legal liabilities, in addition to being denied.
Please note that travellers who have completed two doses of Sinopharm, and Sinovac will also be allowed to enter the Kingdom they have received an additional dose of one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom mentioned above.
Vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, except Saudi citizens and those who are exempt, must fill out the Registration Immunization Information Form before departure.
Please find the full details here.