International tourists arriving by air from most countries will no longer be expected to quarantine if they have received the Corona vaccine, Saudi Arabia declared yesterday. The country currently places all foreign visitors under quarantine for seven to fourteen days, depending on their departure destinations, and requires negative Covid-19 tests.
However, as part of its anti-virus steps, the Kingdom will continue to refuse entry to people from 20 other nations, including the United States, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the UAE.
According to the new regulations, anyone not yet vaccinated over the age of eight must quarantine upon arrival at their own expense. The decision begins on 20 May, and they should submit a negative PCR certificate on the sixth.
Travellers are required to provide evidence of health insurance to cover any possible costs associated with contracting COVID-19. They must also have negative PCR results for samples taken within 72 hours of boarding the plane.
In a separate development, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that, due to the risks of Covid-19, the travel ban for Saudis to 13 countries, whether through direct or indirect flights, would be maintained. Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Somalia, Congo, Afghanistan, Belarus, and India included.