Covid Entry Check: Saudi Arabia Travel Restrictions

This Saudi Arabia dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

Overview
  • Open for Travel
  • Up to 14 Days
Last reviewed on 04 Jul 2022, 22:40PM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
4,987
-37.84% (last 7 days)
TOTAL CASES
796,771
Local Restrictions & Policies
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  • Workplace
  • Public events
  • Gatherings
  • Movement
  • Testing
  • Contact tracing
  • Facial Coverings
  • Vaccination

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to the following travellers:
• Citizens and PRs
• Spouse & Children of Citizens/PRs
• Other Residents (pass holders)
• Travellers from certain countries may enter, please see travel restrictions for details

Others:
Public health officials announced that Saudi nationals are prohibited from travelling to Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus and Venezuela until further notice, due to COVID-19.

What to expect in Saudi Arabia?

💉 Vaccine exemptions

Vaccinated travellers are exempt from quarantine requirement(s).

These exemptions only apply to:
Nationals of Saudi Arabia, first degree family members of nationals of Saudi Arabia (they must be traveling together) , domestic workers of nationals of Saudi Arabia accompanied by the sponsor with 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 not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia or Viet Nam.

For more information you may go to:
https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/Ministry/HotTopics/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine.aspx

📝 Forms

You must obtain advance arrival permission to board your plane. You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.

🌡️ Testing requirements

You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a Covid-19 test from an accepted establishment taken prior to your departure from the first embarkation point.
On Arrival you may be required to complete a test for Covid-19 and/or some form of medical screening, at no cost to the traveller

Details:
Authorities lifted a pre-departure test requirement as well as institutional and home quarantine on arrival for incoming travellers, effective from 5 March, as part of an easing of COVID-19 related restrictions. Social distancing measures were also lifted in all open and closed public spaces, including mosques. Individuals are no longer required to wear face masks outdoors; however, face masks in closed venues remained in effect.

For more information you may go to:
and https://www.saudiarabiavisa.com/travel-restrictions/

😷 Quarantine requirements

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 14 days. Quarantine is to be served at a dedicated facility (costs borne by traveller)

Details:
Authorities lifted a pre-departure test requirement as well as institutional and home quarantine on arrival for incoming travellers, effective from 5 March, as part of an easing of COVID-19 related restrictions. Social distancing measures were also lifted in all open and closed public spaces, including mosques. Individuals are no longer required to wear face masks outdoors; however, face masks in closed venues remained in effect.
Reduced restrictions may apply to vaccinated travellers, please see Vaccine Exemptions for details

For more information you may go to:
https://www.visitsaudi.com/en/covid-19-information-page

Other important information:
• Foreign travellers must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses (except for nationals of countries listed in greenlanes).
• Foreign nationals must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac 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. Travellers 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) at least 14 days before departure.
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DISCLAIMER

We update our information every 24hrs from travel advisories and government websites. Due to the ever-changing nature of the Covid-19 situation, please remember to check the links provided and your local airlines before you travel. We use Google Translate for quick and timely translations, please excuse any errors. Thank you.