Saudi Arabia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: There are no quarantine requirements for fully immunized travelers meeting the below criteria.

All visitors arriving in the country with a valid tourism visa must provide evidence of a full course of the vaccines currently recognized:

2 doses of : Pfizer BioNTech or Comirnaty
2 doses of : Oxford AstraZeneca, Covishield, SK Bioscience or Vaxzevria.
2 doses of : Moderna or Spikevax
1 dose of Johnson & Johnson

Travelers who have completed two doses of the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines will be accepted on the condition that they have received an additional dose of one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom mentioned in the above paragraph.
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantined for 7 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 19.10.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of Saudi Arabia;
– first degree family members of nationals of Saudi Arabia;
– residents of Saudi Arabia with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated in Saudi Arabia;
– residents of Saudi Arabia who have not transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
– passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia. They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
– passengers with a tourist visa issued by Saudi Arabia. They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
– domestic workers of nationals of Saudi Arabia. They must be accompanied by the sponsor;
– domestic workers of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first degree family members of the sponsor. They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
– Umrah passengers. They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Viet Nam in the past 14 days.
2. Passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey or Viet Nam are not allowed to transit.
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Saudi Arabia.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Saudi Arabia;
– passengers younger than 8 years.
4. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac before departure, or vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days before departure. They must register at https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home , and must download the Tawakkalna App and submit their personal details within 8 hours after arrival. Passengers who received Sinopharm or Sinovac must have also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Saudi Arabia;
– first degree family members of nationals of Saudi Arabia;
– domestic workers of nationals of Saudi Arabia. They must be accompanied by the sponsor.
5. Passengers must register before departure at https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home .
– This does not apply to nationals of Saudi Arabia.
6. Passengers must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
7. Passengers must obtain an institutional quarantine package for 5 days from the transporting carrier.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Saudi Arabia and their spouses, mothers, children and accompanying domestic workers. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia or Viet Nam;
– residents of Saudi Arabia and their spouses and children. They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac before departure, or vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days before departure. Passengers who received Sinopharm or Sinovac must have also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia or Viet Nam;
– domestic workers accompanied by a resident of Saudi Arabia with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the resident was fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac before departure, or vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days before departure. Passengers who received Sinopharm or Sinovac must have also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia or Viet Nam;
– passengers with a diplomatic visa and their accompanying domestic workers;
– passengers younger than 18 years accompanied by their parents with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the parents were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac before departure, or vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days before departure. Passengers who received Sinopharm or Sinovac must have also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia or Viet Nam.
8. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 5 days.
9. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
10. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
11. Suspension of e-visa issuance.
12. Airlines can check the validity of the exit/entry visas for residents of Saudi Arabia at https://muqeem.sa/#/visa-validity/check

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Saudi is open to international visitors.
 

Lockdown Details

Curfews have been lifted across all regions and cities in the kingdom, and all economic and social activities have resumed. The following important safety precautions remain in place:

-Social distancing and precautionary measures, including wearing facemasks, must be maintained.
– Gatherings should not exceed 50 people
 

Sources

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/saudi-arabia-bans-flights-to-and-from-india-due-to-covid-19-outbreak
Data Source: covidcontrols.co