The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia on Thursday in a circular asked all the airlines to make sure that all international passengers coming to Saudi Arabia have registered their vaccination status online before departure.
The aviation regulator in the circular said the online registration can be done by accessing the link: Registration of arrival (muqeem.sa) and it will help speed up immigration procedures and reduce the waiting time of passengers at ports of entry.
It must be noted that the registration is available only to those who have completed taking the doses for the following approved vaccines:
- Two doses for the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna
- One dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
- Presenting proof for vaccination on arrival
Those who received one dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines, they cannot register on the website, and institutional quarantine measures will be imposed on them on arrival.
Those who are planning to travel to Saudi Arabia from India may note that Saudi authorities have recognized the equivalence of the Covishield vaccine in India to the Astra Zeneca vaccine which is approved by Saudi Arabia.
For Saudi citizens and residents, the ‘Immune’ status shown on the Tawakkalna app, either with the first dose or both and those who have recovered from the virus for a period not exceeding six months, is sufficient, report said.