GACA Issues Circular To Airlines To Allow Direct Entry Into Saudi Arabia


The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Saudi Arabia has issued a circular to all air carriers operating in Saudi airports with regard to complying with coronavirus protocols.

This comes after the country has announced that it will be lifting the suspension of a direct entry to the Kingdom from six countries namely India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt, Brazil, and Vietnam starting 1st Dec 2021.

As per the circular issued by the aviation authorities;

  • It is not required to spend (14) days outside these countries before entering the Kingdom.
  • The application of the institutional quarantine procedures for a period of (5) days for travelers, regardless of their immunization status outside the Kingdom.
Circular Issued By GACA

GACA called on all carriers to enlighten their travelers about the importance of strictly complying with all precautionary measures and preventive protocols against coronavirus while entering the Kingdom.


GACA instructed that the airlines shall follow the procedures for the direct entry to the Kingdom from Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Brazil, and Vietnam effective from 1:00 am on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

All those who are traveling to the Kingdom from these countries are required to remain in five-day institutional quarantine, according to the order issued by the Ministry of Interior.

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Manish Khandelwal
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