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Reviewed July 2022

Having lifted all of its COVID-19 restrictions, travelling to Saudi Arabia is once again an exciting prospect. Saudi Arabia has done away with most of its restrictions and travel bans from a number of countries have also been lifted, much to the delight of many looking to enter Saudi Arabia for various purposes.

But before you finalize your Saudi travel plans and book your hotel, here’s everything you need to know about vaccine registration in Saudi Arabia, how to register for the vaccine if you’re a resident or a traveller to the Kingdom, and more. Arabic language guide is available here – تسجيل لقاح كورونا في السعودية: كل ما تحتاج معرفته!

Muqeem vaccine registration for visitors to KSA

Following Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift its entry restrictions, all international arrivals may now enter the Kingdom regardless of their vaccination status. Further, all arrivals are no longer required to register their arrival and vaccination on the Muqeem portal.

Saudi Arabia Muqeem Arrival Registration: Rules and Procedures for Travel to Saudi Arabia

Immune status on Tawakkalna

Those who are fully vaccinated are encouraged to register on Muqeem to receive their ‘immune’ status on the Tawakkalna app. The immune status remains necessary to enter offices, some public and private buildings, airports and public transport vehicles.

Vaccinated visitors

Fully vaccinated travellers can register themselves with https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/register-visitor?type=VaccinatedVisitor. They will further be asked to enter their nationality and other required details to complete the registration process.

Please note that to register under ‘Vaccinated visitor’ travellers will have to follow some conditions:

  • Travellers must be vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom.
  • Travellers must enter the information before departure to the Kingdom within a maximum of 72 hours.
  • Travellers must download the Tawakkalna app before arrival and register upon arrival.

Non-vaccinated visitors

Non-vaccinated exempted categories of travellers can register through the link: https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/register-visitor?type=NotVaccinatedVisitor. They will further be asked to enter their nationality and other required details to complete the registration process.

Please note that to register under ‘Not-Vaccinated visitor’ travellers will have to follow some conditions:

  • Travellers must enter the information before departure to the Kingdom with a maximum of 72 hours.
  • Travellers must download the Tawakkalna app before arrival and register upon arrival.

You can check out our Saudi Arabia travel restrictions page to know further about non-vaccinated exempted categories.

Umrah registration

Foreign Umrah seekers looking to embark on the pilgrimage are also no longer required to register their vaccine credentials on the Muqeem portal. Umrah pilgrims are categorized as ‘visitors,’ and as such, they may complete their registration by visiting one of the following links as appropriate.

For vaccinated visitors: https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/register-visitor?type=VaccinatedVisitor
For non-vaccinated visitors: https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/register-visitor?type=NotVaccinatedVisitor

For the latest news, updates, and requirements on Umrah 2022, please do refer to our dedicated article.

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

 

Vaccine registration for residents

Saudi citizens can easily register for vaccines by utilizing the Sehaty app or the Tawakkalna app.

  • Find the Sehaty App link on Google Play or Apple Store.
  • Download the Sehaty App
  • Register your data
  • Click on “Corona Vaccine” to submit your request to receive the vaccine
  • Your eligibility to receive the vaccine is evaluated according to the information entered

Users will typically receive a text message within 48 hours of submitting the application detailing the date and location of the appointment. 

Alternatively, you can simply call 937 to book an appointment. 

The government has set up more than 587 centres all around Saudi Arabia, which includes drive-through centres. You can view the complete list of vaccination centres in the country on the Sehaty app.

Vaccine registration for Saudi residents abroad

Saudi citizens & non-Saudi residents (Iqama holders for residents) who are currently outside Saudi Arabia must register according to their vaccination status:

Residents of Saudi Arabia, who were vaccinated within the country will need to show their immunization status before boarding their flight to Saudi through the health status of the Tawakkalna application or by submitting a report proving immunization in the Kingdom via the Quddum platform.

Vaccine approval request for residents vaccinated abroad

Citizens and residents who have taken a KSA-approved vaccine abroad and wish to submit a request for registering their COVID-19 vaccine may request vaccine approval in the kingdom by following these steps:

  • Go to the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health vaccine registration website page here.
  • Prepare your national ID or resident ID.
  • The entered documents must be in PDF format, not exceeding (1 MB) in size.
  • Make sure the certificate conforms to the following requirements:
    • Personal data must be shown in the certificate.
    • The certificate must be in Arabic, English, or French, or a certified translation into Arabic.
    • The certificate must clearly state the vaccine name, date, and batch number.
    • The documents to be attached are a copy of passport and a copy of vaccination certificate.
  • Making sure the data entered is correct and accurate, entering wrong data may lead to rejection of the application.
  • It is not allowed to submit a new application if you have an existing one.
  • Those who do not have a national identity or a resident identity (Saudi residency) and want to visit the Kingdom can register their vaccine online.
  • The Medical Committee reserves the right to reject any application submitted or to enforce additional requirements as it deems appropriate, after reviewing it.

You are not required to pay for the service since it’s free. It may take up to 5 business days for the application to be completed.

Please note that to be able to register successfully on Tawakkalna, you would have to complete all the required doses of the vaccine. A single dose of a two-dose vaccine will not be accepted.

Registering your COVID recovery on Tawakkalna

If you’ve contracted COVID-19 and have since recovered abroad within the last six months, you can request for the Ministry of Health (MoH) to update your Tawakkalna account.

To do so, you need only to email MoH at [email protected]. Please attach the following documents in PDF format:

  • your passport
  • your vaccination certificate
  • your Iqama
  • your mobile number

Vaccine requirements in Saudi Arabia

Please note that non-Saudi citizens/residents will only be considered immune if they are categorized into the following:

  • individuals over the age of 12 who have been fully vaccinated by one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom, or;
  • individuals who are immune by being fully vaccinated by one of the vaccines approved by WHO but not approved in the Kingdom AND have received a booster dose from one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom

These individuals will be considered ‘immune’ on the Tawakkalna application.

However, international arrivals will now be allowed entry into Saudi Arabia, regardless of their vaccination status. Additionally, arrivals are no longer required to show a vaccination certificate for entry. 

 

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