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

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Travellers who are fully vaccinated do not have to enter institutional quarantine but will be required to show a health certificate as proof of vaccination.
Tourist Entry: Partially 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 19.07.2021
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;
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
– residents of Saudi Arabia. They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
– passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia (tourist visa are not accepted). They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates 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, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam in the past 14 days.
2. 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.
3. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival must complete “The registration immunization information form found at https://muqeem.sa/#?vaccine-registration/home ; and
– must download the Tawakkalna App and submit their personal details.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Saudi Arabia;
– first degree family members of nationals of Saudi Arabia. They must be traveling together;
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
– residents of Saudi Arabia. They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam in the past 14 days;
– passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia (tourist visa are not accepted). They must not have transited through or been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates 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, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam in the past 14 days.
4. Passengers must register before departure at https://muqeem.sa/#?vaccine-registration/home
– This does not apply to nationals of Saudi Arabia.
5. Passengers must complete a ’Health Disclaimer Form’ and present it upon arrival.
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 could be subject to quarantine. Quarantine packages must be obtained from the transporting carrier.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before departure, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before departure. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before departure and they also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before departure. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam.
8. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
9. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
10. Suspension of e-visa issuance.
11. 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

Guests traveling from Saudi Arabia’s airports must present the Tawakkalna App, which shows the state of health, as this will be a condition for entering Saudi Arabia’s airports, issuing boarding passes, and boarding the aircraft, according to the rules and regulations of the General Authority of Civil Aviation.

Guests must check their eligibility for travel by the concerned countries and obtain the required permits and/or permissions, if needed.

Conditions and guidelines are subject to frequent changes without prior notice.

Guests must check the latest information about the conditions and guidelines required for travel from the official and authorized sources before traveling.

Guests must obtain a PCR certificate from an accredited examination center in Saudi Arabia:
https://covid19.cdc.gov.sa/ar/approved-covid-19-laboratories-ar/private-laboratories-ar/.

The following conditions will be applicable to Saudi Citizens traveling abroad :

A. Saudi Citizens should have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, or have received one dose on the condition that (14) fourteen days has passed from the day of their first vaccine dose which matches the status on Tawakkalna APP.

B. Saudi Citizens who had recovered from COVID-19 on the condition that (6) six months had not passed from their infection which matches the status on Tawakkalna APP.

C. Saudi Citizens who are younger than the age of (18) eighteen years on the condition that they provide an insurance policy approved by the Saudi Central Bank which covers the treatments of COVID-19 abroad according to the instructions as established by the concerned entities.
 

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