Saudi Arabia Announced 48-Hour Home Quarantine For Unvaccinated Travelers

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An official source at the Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia stated on Monday that, 48-hour home quarantine is mandatory for those who had not completed administering any of the Saudi approved vaccines against coronavirus upon their arrival in the Kingdom.

Home Quarantine For Unvaccinated Travelers

It has been decided that home quarantine will be applied upon the arrival of any of the groups excluded from institutional quarantine who have not completed receiving doses of any of the approved vaccines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to the following:

  • An examination is conducted within 48 hours after coming to the Kingdom by one of the means approved by the Ministry of Health, proving that there is no infection with COVID-19 and the quarantine period ends with the issuance of a negative examination result.
  • A person under the age of eight years is excluded from the examination requirement, and the period of home quarantine for him/her ends after 48 hours from arriving in the Kingdom.
  • The penalties prescribed for violating quarantine instructions shall be applied when violating any of the provisions in Paragraphs 1 and 2 mentioned above.

The source stressed the need for everyone to adhere to precautionary and preventive measures, and not to be lenient in applying health requirements.

The source explained that all precautionary and preventive measures for travel are subject to continuous evaluation by the Public Health Authority (Weqaya), according to the developments in the epidemiological situation.

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