Updated June 2023
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Can I travel from the UAE to Saudi Arabia?
Yes, you can. As per Saudi Health authorities’ instructions, passengers arriving at KSA do not require a PCR test and vaccination certificate.
All visitors intending to travel to Saudi Arabia (excluding residents) must have medical insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies and hospitals.
Travellers can download and install the Tawakkana mobile app to verify their vaccine status in Saudi Arabia. Registration of arrival and registration of vaccinations is not required to enter the Kingdom, and fully vaccinated individuals can register their vaccine details through the Muqeem web portal.
Additional entry requirements to enter Saudi Arabia as a tourist visa holder includes:
- The passport must be valid for no less than six months from the date of entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (except for citizens of the United States of America, they may enter as long as the passport is valid, regardless of the validity)
- The age of applicant should not be less than 18 years old. For those under 18 years old, the applicant is allowed to enter but requires the presence of a guardian. (First degree: father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather and grandmother)
Testing and quarantine
There are no longer any COVID‑19 entry restrictions for travel to Saudi Arabia. This includes requirements for testing, vaccination, quarantine and entry forms.
Can I travel from Saudi Arabia to the UAE?
Yes, Saudi citizens can now travel to the UAE.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also recently announced the scrapping of COVID-19 immunization requirements for KSA citizens to travel outside the country.
السماح بسفر المواطنين إلى خارج المملكة دون اشتراط التحصين بلقاح فيروس كورونا. pic.twitter.com/UkYMdZEGBG— الجوازات السعودية (@AljawazatKSA) June 15, 2023
For expatriate residents and tourists alike, a negative PCR test result is no longer needed to be present at the airport of departure. All entry requirements and precautionary measures related to COVID-19 for passengers travelling to, from or through Dubai have been lifted.
Saudi travellers will not be required to undergo an on-arrival test or quarantine.
Almost all COVID-19 restrictions in Abu Dhabi have been lifted, meaning green status on the Al Hosn app and negative PCR tests are no longer required to enter Abu Dhabi.