Saudi Arabia Lifts Travel Ban Under These Rules

  • Publish date: Monday، 17 May 2021
Saudi Arabia Lifts Travel Ban Under These Rules
Related articles
Saudi Lifts Travel Ban on UAE and Other Countries
Oman Allows Entry Under These New Rules
50 Names Banned by Law in Saudi Arabia

On Monday, Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on air, sea and land travel for vaccinated travellers in and out of the kingdom. Vaccinated Saudi Arabian citizens were able to leave the country for the first time in 14 months starting 1am.

Fully vaccinated residents or those who received one dose more than 14 days before travelling, according to guidelines posted by Saudia airline can travel.

Those who recovered from COVID-19 within six months and those under 18 can also leave the country, although minors must provide proof of an insurance policy approved by the Saudi Central Bank to cover treatment abroad, Saudia said.

The kingdom remains closed to tourist visas.

Anyone on a non-tourist visa wishing to travel to the kingdom must provide proof of vaccination and "complete a period of (seven days) of institutional quarantine at their own expense", according to the airline.

They must then take a PCR test on the seventh day before being able to leave quarantine.

Non-Saudis are also unable to enter the kingdom if they have been in any of the following countries in the 14 days before their arrival:

Argentina

Brazil

Egypt

France

Germany

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Lebanon

Pakistan

Portugal

South Africa

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

UAE

UK

US

Travel to the following 13 countries is also prohibited:

Afghanistan

Armenia

Belarus

Democratic Republic of Congo

India

Iran

Lebanon

Libya

Somalia

Syria

Turkey

Venezuela

Yemen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by SAUDIA (@saudi_airlines)

Domestic workers accompanying Saudi Arabian families, as well as diplomats, health practitioners, and their families are exempt but must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Image Credit: WAM