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Saudi Arabia (DMM, RUH) 

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Travel Restrictions

  • Removing the suspension of entry to KSA from several countries and allowing citizens to travel to these countries (Septemeber 08, 2021)

Suspension of entry to the Kingdom coming from UAE, Argentina, and South Africa is removed. Saudi citizens are allowed to travel to the countries mentioned above. 


  • Removing the suspension of direct entry to KSA from countries where direct entry was suspended for KSA residents (August 25, 2021)

Suspension of direct entry of KSA residents to the KSA, from countries where direct entry was suspended, is removed only for KSA’s resident permit holders, who have received two (2) doses of COVID-19 vaccine inside KSA before their departure from KSA, provided they comply with all other precautionary measures and health requirements in KSA.

 


  • Lifting the suspension of all international flights and travel to the Kingdom:

-     The transport of non-Saudi citizen travelers to the KSA coming from the United Kingdom,  South Africa as well as from any other country being specified by the competent health authorities, in which the new variant of the new coronavirus (B117) is spread, shall spend no less than 14 days outside the country in which the new coronavirus variant (B117) is spread before entering KSA, with a PCR examination after the expiration of this period, proving that the passenger is COVID-19 infection-free.

 

  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi has decided to remove the travel ban for inbound / outbound movement starting September 15, 2020, with precaution and requirements. Specifically:

-      GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) citizens are permitted to travel to/from the Kingdom.

-      Non-Saudi passengers holding a valid visa (Exit/Entry, Residence [Iqamah], and Visit) are permitted to travel to/from the Kingdom.


  • Expired exit re-entry visas are no longer acceptable because K.S.A already extended all expired exit re-entry visas online till 20 August 2020.
  • Health practitioners in India and their families are exempt from the suspension of travel to / from countries where COVID-19 has outbreak.
  • Passengers who have official government invitations are excluded from above.
  • Update as of August 08, 2021 - Institutional Quarantine procedures for travelers (including Saudi citizens) coming from restricted countries dated 04/07/2021 - Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Excluded from the institutional quarantine are the following:

-          Diplomats and their families

-          Cabin crew

-          Health practitioners and their families

-          Those involved in health supply chains, according to MOH

Faculty members anand other categories that are working in the educational sector, public and private are allowed to travel directly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from arrival-suspended countries. They shall comply with institutional quarantine including their companions and families (October 05, 2021). Read the complete GACA Circular

COVID-19 Health Requirements

  • Update on the entry measures for travelers coming to KSA, and reducing the period of the institutional quarantine:

Effective September 23, 2021, the government of Saudi Arabia shall reduce the period of institutional quarantine to 5 days for travelers coming to the Kingdom from non-restricted countries.

 

  • IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

1) Effective June 16, 2021, all vaccinated non-Saudi passengers and their companions traveling to KSA MUST have completed filling out their immunization data in the vaccination registration website before departure to the Kingdom, through the following website: https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home. Airlines shall verify the completion of the registration process for passengers through the following methods:

-          Passenger must present a successful registration message on their mobile phone

-          Passenger must present a printed certificate with the registration number

2) Passengers are reminded to download and register in the Tawakkalna Application when arriving to the Kingdom. To download: Tawakkalna (COVID-19 KSA) application


  • Effective September 07, 2021, the color of the health status (No record of infection) will start to change in the Tawakkalna application based on the age of the user. The color white will appear in the health status for those over 12 years old. The color green will appear in the health status for those under the age of 12 years old.


3) (August 05, 2021) Non-Saudi citizens (Iqama holder only) who are currently outside Saudi Arabia and have received one of the vaccines approved by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia,  mandatory to register via the link : https://eservices.moh.gov.sa/CoronaVaccineRegistration  in order to get the approval of their vaccination certificates and update their immunization status in Thawakkalna.


  • Effective September 23, 2021, the government of Saudi Arabia shall reduce the period of institutional quarantine to 5 days for travelers coming to the Kingdom from non-restricted countries.

  • All travelers arriving to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia coming from non-restricted countries , must complete their institutional quarantine at their own expense starting from the time of arrival at the institutional quarantine facilities, according to the following cases of immunization:

    • Unvaccinated arrivals

    • Arrivals who have received one dose of the approved vaccines in Saudi Arabia

    • Arrivals who have received one of the vaccines approved by the World Health organization and not approved in Saudi Arabia

    • Arrivals who have received one of the vaccines not approved by the World Health organization and not approved in Saudi Arabia

  • Must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. They should comply with institutional quarantine for 5 days with 2 PCR tests, one within 24 hours of arrival and another after the end of the 5th day. The period of institutional quarantine ends if the result is negative. They should comply with the times of the taking PCR tests based on what appears on ‘Tawakkalna’ application.

    • A PRINTED Certificate from a verified lab must include: passenger’s name, passport number or ID which verifies that the passenger tested negative within 72 hours before scheduled the scheduled time of departure.

  • Accompanies are allowed to enter with vaccinated parents, according to the following:

    • Applied to the unvaccinated accompanying under the age of 18, home quarantine for a period of 5 days and must take a PCR test on the 5th day of (for who completed (8) years and above), must adhere to all precautions specified by the Ministry.

    • Institutional quarantine is applied to unvaccinated accompanying who have completed the age of 18 years and above.

  • The recovery from infection with the COVID-19 virus is not considered as a justification for not applying the institutional quarantine procedures, as the Public Health Authority (Weqaya) does not consider it an indicator.

  • As of September 23, 2021 – With the continuation of the suspension of arrival from the restricted countries, and to ensure to allow transport of exempt categories traveling from restricted countries to the Kingdom, the following procedures shall apply:

 

1) Non-Immune Saudi citizens:

a) PCR test is not required before traveling;

b) Must comply with Home Quarantine for 5 days and take a PCR test on the 5th day


2) Immune Saudi citizens: No procedure is applied


       3) Immune Non-citizens:

a) Must provide NEGATIVE PCR test that does not exceed 72 hours before boarding;

b) No quarantine is required nor PCR test after arrival.

 

4) Non-Immune Diplomats and their families, and their domestic workers:


a) Must provide NEGATIVE PCR test that does not exceed 72 hours before boarding;

b) Must comply with Home Quarantine for 5 days and take a PCR test on the 5th day of quarantine.


5) Non-Immune Health practitioners and their families and companions under 18:

a) Must provide NEGATIVE PCR test that does not exceed 72 hours before boarding;

b) Working in Government sectors: Must comply with Home quarantine for 5 days with 2 PCR tests, one within 24 hours upon arrival and another on the 5th day.

Working in Private sectors: Must comply with Institutional quarantine for 5 days with 2 PCR tests, one within 24 hours upon arrival and another on the 5th day.

 

6) Non-diplomatic workers in embassies, consulates and international organizations accredited in KSA, and their families and accompanying workers: 

                           a) Must provide NEGATIVE PCR test that does not exceed 72 hours before boarding;

                           b) Must comply with Home Quarantine for 5 days and take a PCR test on the 5th day  of quarantine.

 

  • List of government entities that have quarantine in their headquarters and institutional quarantine is not required for their employees:
    • Ministry of Health
    • Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs
    • Ministry of Education
    • Armed Forces Medical Services
    • MOI Medical Services
    • King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
    • General Intelligence Presidency
    • Presidency of State Security
    • Royal Clinic
    • Saudi Aramco
    • Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
    • General Sport Authority
    • Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development

     

The following are the authorized vaccines by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:

    • Pfizer Biontech Vaccine (2 doses)
    • Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine (2 doses)
    • Moderna Vaccine (2 doses)
    • Johnson Vaccine (1 dose)

     

  • The duration between receiving the last dose (the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine) should not be less than 14 days before traveling to KSA.

  • Passengers must provide a vaccine certificate certified by official health authorities from the country that provided the vaccination. They should keep their vaccine certificates at all times during their stay in KSA.

  • In addition, travelers who have completed two doses of the following vaccines will be accepted:

    • Sinopharm

    • Sinovac

On the condition that they received an additional dose of one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom mentioned above.

KSA Institutional Quarantine Packages
for PAL Passengers

Effective September 23, 2021, the government of Saudi Arabia shall reduce the period of institutional quarantine to 5 days for travelers coming to the Kingdom from non-restricted countries. 

PAL Passengers who wish to avail of complete institutional quarantine packages (including a 7-day institutional quarantine hotel reservation, full board meals, airport-hotel transfers, medical insurance, 2 RT-PCR tests upon arrival, etc.) may contact our PAL GSAs in KSA:

  • Kanoo Travel:

E-mail: pal@kanoo.com 

a. Central Province (RUH):

Number: +966 503110211; Contact Mr. Mohammed Ateq

b. Eastern Province (DMM):

Number: +966 540704282; Contact Mr. Muhammad Infas

View available institutional quarantine packages from Kanoo Travel:

  • Al Shahin Travel Agency:
                      Email: PR_Quarantine@flyshahin.com.sa
                      WhatsApp: +966 508336338 (messaging only) 
                      Mobile Number: +966 552632955

  • Galactica Travel

                      Email: operations@galactica.com.ph/ info@galactica.com.ph

                      Mobile (RUH): +966 564589188 Mr. Mohamed Badr

                      WhatsApp (messaging only): +63 9215889046

                      Mobile (PH): +639189001262 / +639178904896 Mr. Fouzi Bondagy

 

  • Seera Travel

                      Email: sales@almosafer.com

 

         View available institutional quarantine packages from Seera Travel:

  • Easy Travel
                      Email: mubarak@easytravel.sa / alma@easytravel.sa  
                      Mobile:
Mubarak: +966 509915495 / Alma – +966 556788773             


*PAL passengers are required to book their institutional quarantine packages with PAL’s accredited travel partners. Otherwise, passengers might not be accepted in the flight.

 

Institutional quarantine packages must be booked and paid 96 hours before arrival into KSA. Bookings and settlement of payment will be done directly to the packagers mentioned above.

    

Required Forms

Other Requirements

  • Valid visa (Exit/Entry, Residence [Iqamah], and Visit)
  • Practitioners Holding expired exit re-entry visa should contact K.S.A. embassies abroad for necessary registry and visa extension.
  • Registry is not visa extension; it is only registry on the website
  • Registration can be done and verified through https://es.mofa.gov.sa/moh/index
  • SEA CREW:

-          Valid Seaman's Visa

-          Seaman's Book

-          Original Copy of the Letter of Guarantee


Other Information

  • For the latest advice, information and resources, go to:

-          https://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/pages/default.aspx

-          https://www.iata.org/en/programs/covid-19-resources-guidelines/covid-gov-mitigation/

-          https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php


Travel Advisory

  • October 17, 2021
    • COVID-19 Vaccine Availability at Dammam (DMM)
      • Covid-19 vaccine service Center will be available at DMM airport effective from October 17, 2021, with duty time from 09:00 - 23:59 24/7.
      • Location gate A2 at departure.
      • No fees for vaccination.
      • The service is available from SEHATY app and also available with no booking.
      • Pfizer-Biotech vaccine will be available in the meantime.
      • Vaccination certificate can be printed
-The full capacity of KSA airports will be used to operate domestic and international flights. Verification of immunization status shall be continued through the ‘Tawakkalna’ applications. Read complete the GACA circular