Saudi Arabia Lifts Restrictions On Travelers From 11 Countries

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday lifts the travel restriction which was imposed on passengers arriving from 11 countries to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia on 29th May issued instructions to all airlines operating in the Kingdom’s airports, regarding the update of lifting travel restrictions on travelers arriving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The circular provides for permitting entry to the Kingdom for those arriving by air and ending the suspension of travel for those arriving from the following countries:

  • UAE
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Britain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Japan

However, all the travelers arriving from the above-mentioned countries will be required to go through institutional quarantine.

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Saudi Arabia on 03rd February banned the entry of travelers from 20 countries except for Saudi nationals, diplomats, health professionals, and their families.

It must be noted that the travel ban will continue to remain in effect for the remaining nine countries, including India and Pakistan. Below is the full list of countries where Saudi Arabia’s travel ban will remain in effect:

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. Argentina
  4. Indonesia
  5. Portugal
  6. Turkey
  7. South Africa
  8. Lebanon
  9. Egypt

Travel Advisory For Passengers

Earlier this week, the GACA of Saudi Arabia has issued a new travel advisory for international passengers traveling to Saudi Arabia. The new advisory issued by GACA has stated several new procedures which can be found in this article.

Procedures For Institutional Quarantine

As per the guidelines issued by the GACA, all non-vaccinated visitors coming from countries not facing a ban need to go into institutional quarantine at their own expense, upon their arrival in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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The cost will be included in the ticket price with a valid health insurance policy to cover the risks that may result from infection with the Coronavirus (COVID 19).


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