Book Air India Express Airlines Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages.
Air India Express Travel guidelines for Passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia.
All non-Saudi Travellers travelling with Air India Express Airlines (except passengers under the age of 8) are required to provide a mandatory RT-PCR Test (taken 72 hours before departure) to enter the kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA (for all non-Saudi Guests irrespective immune or not) with the exception of passengers under the age of 8yrs and below.
All Air India Express Airways passengers arriving from 01 December 2021 must hold a confirmed institutional quarantine bookings for entering to Saudi Arabia.
- 05 Days Air India Express Quarantine stay in approved and licensed institutional quarantine facilities
- Confirmation of two (PCR) tests in Saudi Arabia, one on arrival and within 24 hours and the other on the 5th day.
- Full-board meal plan.
- Airport transportation (one-way)Air India Express
- Confirmation of the performance of two (PCR) tests, one on arrival and another within 24 hours and the other on the 4th day with result on the 5th day.
- Guests who intend on visiting Saudi Arabia should have medical insurance that covers (COVID-19) treatment. (This excludes citizens, residents, and GCC citizens). Insurance should cover the costs of treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies, and hospitals; including Saudi institutional quarantine for a period of up to 14 days.
If you are arriving before hotel standard check-in times, you are encouraged to book an additional night to ensure room availability. For a faster administration and processing of your test, we encourage you to book your Air India Express Airways Quarantine package here
How to Book Air India Express Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages.
In compliance with KSA regulations, only one person is allowed per room, except for the following:
- Travelers of the same family (first-degree relatives).
- Caregivers of special needs traveler or the elderly.
Those who intent to travel to Saudi Arabia should purchase one of the institutional quarantine packages that we offer here.
Your package will include the cost of:
- Accommodation costs in the institutional quarantine.
- Cost of two (COVID-19) PCR tests for all passengers (excluding passengers under the age of eight)
How to book your Air India Expresss Airways Quarantine Package (If applicable for Non-Saudi’s that have not been vaccinated):
Step 1: Book your flight on Air India Express Airways Authorized Agents
Step 2: Please ensure you have all the correct documents including a valid passport and Visa. You will need to have conducted a PCR test no more than 72 hours before your flight departure.
Step 3: After completing your flight booking, Please share your ticket copy prior to 72 Hours of Departure (Which will include a hotel stay and bookings for 2 PCR tests)
Step 4: Once your quarantine package has been booked and confirmed, please print a copy and take it to the airport with you, you will need this to check-in and board your flight.
If we can’t offer you a package that suits you, you can cancel your booking for free and will receive a credit valid for one year.
As per the current travel regulation for the Institutional Quarantine Packages to KSA for EK the maximum transit time allowed for passengers arriving from restricted countries is 10hours and not more than that. If the transit time is more than 10 Hours then the passengers will not be allowed to board the flight.
Saudi Arabia Removes age limit for overseas Umrah pilgrims those above 50 Years can also Umrah Packages apply now.
Previously the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia had limited permits for performing Umrah for overseas Muslims to those aged from 18 to 50 years.
Saudi authorities remove age restrictions and have dropped an age limit on overseas Muslims performing Umrah or lesser pilgrimage, a local newspaper has reported.
Earlier the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had limited permits for performing Umrah for overseas Muslims to those aged from 18 to 50 years.
However, Okaz newspaper said that the ministry had scrapped this age limit, allowing Umrah permits for pilgrims coming from abroad for those over 50 years as well.
According to the new Umrah rule, the overseas Muslims umrah Pilgrims under 18 years are still not allowed to perform Umrah. Meanwhile, people aged from 12 and above residing inside Saudi Arabia are able to obtain umrah permits to perform Umrah provided they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has recently launched a service enabling overseas Umrah pilgrims to obtain permits for performing the spirituals in the Grand Mosque in Mecca and prayer in the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in Medina through the health apps Eatmarna and Tawakkalna after registering in the platform, Qudum in an effort to facilitate procedures for them.
Before Umrah travel, All overseas pilgrims are also required to be fully Vaccinated and inoculated against COVID-19 with vaccines recognized in Saudi Arabia and presenting an officially endorsed vaccination certificate to obtain an electronic entry visa via a platform of the Saudi Foreign Ministry of Umrah,
Saudi Arabia eased restrictions against COVID-19, Last month, as the epidemiological situation in the country has stabilized amid a marked decline in infections.
The relaxed measures including ending of distancing for worshippers in the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina where full capacity has been reinstated.
worshippers are required to continue (Mandatory) wearing face masks at both mosques.
India to resume scheduled international flights starting from 15 December 2021.
India DGCA has finally decided to resume international flights operation starting from December 15, 2021, after a hiatus of 20 months. However, in view of the present rising in COVID-19 cases in a few countries, Indian Government is adopting a cautious approach, & banned flights to and from around 14 countries, include France, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, Finland, Brazil, Bangladesh, China, Botswana, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, and Singapore. However, air bubble arrangements with these countries will continue.
As per the reports, this decision has been taken in consultation with the ministry of Health , keeping in mind the present COVID 19 situation across the world, especially the emergence of new variants.
Reports have it that the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India has already notified the airlines that they can start regular scheduled flights operations from mid-December to and from all nations, except the said 14 countries, with which India will continue the existing air bubble agreement.
International regular Flights Operations were suspended in March 2020 in the wake of COVID pandemic. The Civil Aviation Ministry even started Vande Bharat flights to ferry Indians from other countries who got stuck there due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry also started air bubble agreements after the Vande Bharat flight with some countries to allow international travel.
MoCA Secretary Rajiv Bansal stated that he expects international flight operations will return to normalcy by the end of this year, as he hopes operations of international scheduled flights will resume soon.
Further, the MoCA stated that the decision to resume international flight by mid-December has been taken in consultation with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and is expected to benefit the aviation industry that is reeling under the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia allows direct entry from India and Pakistan and other six other banned countries, starting 01 dec 2021
RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has announced on Thursday 25 November 2021, that saudi will Resume direct entry from India and Pakistan and six countries including Indonesia, Egypt without spending 14-day quarantine in a third country outside India.
This new directive of Direct entry from India and Pakistan will come into force from Wednesday, Dec. 1 2021, Saudi Press Agency reported quoting an official source at the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior.
and also for Brazil and Vietnam are the other countries that included in the new list of countries allowed direct entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
All those Passengers Travelling directly from these countries Including India Pakistan and other six countries are required to spend mandatory five days institutional quarantine in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia even for fully vaccinated travellers, regardless of their immunization status outside the Kingdom, the source said.
Transit guests will be quarantined in the first arrival destination in Saudi Arabia. Only first degree family members can stay in the same hotel room.
- Institutional Quarantine packages are valid for bookings made from 01 December 2021
- Quarantine packages are available on all classes of travel
- Transit guests will be quarantined in the first arrival destination
- Only first degree family members can stay in the same hotel room
- Quarantine packages are valid for any bookings made on online, Tele-sales, on CTOs or with travel agents
- Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion or offer
- nstitutional quarantine Offers are subject to change without prior notice
- Institutional Quarantine Bookings are non-refundable and non-changeable
- Saudia Quarantine terms & conditions apply
- Guest must have a Valid flight booking.
- All reservations are on selected hotels only
- The packages include transportation from the airport to the hotel
- Packages are available
- Hotel may change to a similar hotel package with the same category
would you like to book a flight together with a quarantine package to Saudi Arabia Please drop us a Message or Email @ email@example.com
Saudi Gazette on Twitter: “#BREAKING: #SaudiArabia allows direct entry of travelers from Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt and India starting from next Wednesday December 1, 2021
Saudi Approves Countries in Green List:
Which Countries Are on the Saudi Arabia’s Green List?
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has lifted its air travel restrictions for few countries thereby allowing international flights to and from the kingdom to largely resume, this does not mean that all countries now have the options of entering the Kingdom. Travel to Saudi Arabia right now is possible only from countries that are not facing entry suspension or prohibition from Saudi Authority; in other words, countries from the Saudi green list of allowed countries.
The list of countries which are allowed into Saudi Arabia? Can you travel to Saudi Arabia from your country of residence? Here is the latest information on the Saudi Arabia green list 2021.
List of Saudi Arabia Green list countries?
Saudi Arabia has not officially announced a green list of countries allowed entry into the Kingdom. However, the authorities have detailed a Red list consisting of 10 countries temporarily prevented from entering Saudi Arabia at the moment.
These countries are India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, , Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.
Except these above countries, For travellers departing from other countries are allowed to enter KSA, the Saudi Arabian government is now issuing tourist visas / eVisas allowing anyone to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for leisure and tourism purposes. Additionally, visa on arrival is now available for list of eligible countries.
Refer to our Saudi Tourist Visa article for more information regarding requirements and eligibility.
Travelling to Saudi Arabia is allowed right now?
Yes, You can travel to Saudi Arabia, you must meet certain requirements extending to vaccinations and testing. Additionally, you must not have travelled to the banned countries mentioned above in the last 14 days.
List of Vaccinations Approved and accepted by Saudi Arabia
Non-Saudi nationals holding the relevant any types of Saudi visas and those eligible for visa on arrival are now allowed to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, if they have completed the required doses of one of the below COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Saudi Ministry of Health.
thus it is necessary, to carry a vaccination certificate from one of the following:
- 2 doses of Pfizer BioNTech
- 2 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca
- 2 doses of Moderna
- 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson
The Vaccine duration between receiving the first and last dose ( the first dose of a single dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or) must not be less than 14 days Prior to travel.
Those Travellers who have completed two doses of the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines will also be accepted on condition that they have received an additional dose of one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom mentioned above.
All the Vaccinated travellers, except Saudi citizens and those who are exempt, must fill out Registration Immunization Information Form before departure.
Saudi Quarantine Requirements and Covid-19 Testing
All the Saudi Travellers must also have successfully registered on the Arrival Registration Platform and are required to provide a negative PCR test certificate issued from a verified laboratory that does not exceed 72 hours from the time the test is undertaken until departing to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
all non-Saudi travellers over the age of eight will be subjected to another PCR test Within 24 hours of arrival in Saudia, and proceed to serve a 7-day institutional quarantine. On the 7th day, a second PCR test will be conducted and if the result is negative, they are permitted to leave quarantine on the 8th day.
Fully Vaccinated individuals will be exempted from both, quarantine as well as testing requirements, provided they must show proof of immunization. However, you must note that institutional quarantine will be applied to all arrivals (including Saudi citizens) travelling from Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Afghanistan.
Arrival Registration for Travelling to Saudi Arabia Procedures Rules and Regulations.
Updated 22 November 2021
Saudi Arabia : Travel may have resumed in most parts of the world, but it has not become easier. The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has lifted its air travel restrictions, Allowing international flights to and from the Saudi Arabia to largely resume, but travelling to the country Saudi Arabia requires passengers to submit certain essential and mandatory documents, complete appropriate registration and clear several pre-entry checks.
If you are planning to travel to the Saudi Arabia KSA, here are the arrival registration procedures you must be aware of.
Arrival registration in Saudi Arabia.
Apart from Covid testing, visa requirements & quarantine, before flying, all travelers must register their details, including comprehensive vaccination information, on online portal (electronic registration of the vaccine) no less than 72 hours before flying to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The travelers’ information is linked with the Tawakkalna app, which facilitates the completion of the entry procedures for all arrivals to the Kingdom from all the Kingdom’s international Routes.
For Passengers travelling on tourists/visitors
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has mandated registering the data of immunized travelers arriving Saudi Arabia who are non-Saudi citizens and exempted groups before arriving at the Kingdom, through the Muqeem portal.
For residents Passenger travelling to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi citizens & non-Saudi residents (holding Iqama for residents) who are currently outside Saudi Arabia must register according to their vaccination status:
All Residents of Saudi Arabia, who were vaccinated within the country will need to show their immunization status before boarding their flight to Saudi through the health status of the Tawakkalna application or by submitting a report proving immunization in the Kingdom via the Quddum platform.
For medical visitors
All Non-vaccinated medical visitors, entering Saudi Arabia by land or Air are mandated to register themselves through the link https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/register-visitor?type=MedicalVisitor.
Acknowledgment of the accuracy of the entered information and the correctness of the information will be verified at the entry points, and failure to comply with these requirements makes it open to preventing entry to the Kingdom and the legal consequences.
For all domestic laborer’s arriving with a Saudi citizen
All Domestic laborer’s, entering KSA along with a Saudi citizen can register their details here on the link https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/register-domestic-labor. mandatory for the domestic worker to accompany the Saudi citizen on the same trip.
For Umrah Hajj pilgrims.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has confirmed that foreign umrah pilgrims will be allowed to partake in the Umrah 2021, Umrah 2022 albeit with several rules and restrictions that should be strictly followed. If you’re looking for the complete guidelines, registration procedures, testing and quarantine measures to be taken for the Comming Hajj 2022 or Umrah 2022, you can find it here – Umrah 2022 Packages: Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Pilgrimage
Other entry requirements for
Proof of vaccination.
All arriving guests (except for certain exempted travelers) are mandated to show their proof of vaccination, obtaining one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The vaccine certificates are required to be certified by official health authorities from the country that provided the vaccination for incoming passengers.
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 travelling to Saudi Arabia. All Guests must carry their vaccine certificates at all times during their stay in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (or proof of health status through applications and accredited programs in the Kingdom).
Tawakkalna app Must download by All arriving passengers before arrival and register upon arrival is mandatory. Once registration and proof of vaccination are complete and ready, log in to the Tawakkalna app and register your immunisation data on the app.
This Tawakkalana app is available in over more than 75 countries worldwide and Saudi Residents or Saudi visitors can easily upload their vaccine details easily:
- Download the app
- Fill in your personal information, which includes passport number, phone number, date of birth and nationality
- You will receive a verification code via SMS. Input the verification code
- Create a password of 8 or more characters.
Everything You Need to Know About Saudi Arabia Quddum Platform New Arrival Registration system.
Government of Saudi Arabia has recently implemented The Quddum platform to facilitate further travellers around the globe looking to enter the Saudi Arabia KSA country.
All you need to know about The Saudi Arabia’s new platform for arrival registration; requirements, Terms and conditions, How to register as well as who can benefit from the services.
What is the Saudi Arabia Quddum platform?
The Quddum is an arrival registration new platform for international inbound travelers to Saudi Arabia arriving for various purposes. This platform was launched with the aim of easing and simplifying entry procedures at various countries border ports.
The Quddum Platform allows those coming to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to register their COVID-19 vaccination status on the platform before their arrival. In the portal, All Passengers and travelers travelling to Saudi Arabia must register and update their vaccine status at least 72 hours before arrival.
Who can register in Quddum Platform ?
The Quddum platform allows the following to register and benefit from its services:
- Residents, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated
- Visitors, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated
- Visitors travelling for treatment/medical purposes
- Domestic workers accompanying Saudi citizens
How to register on Quddum platform?
To register in Saudi Arabia’s Quddum platform, travelers should proceed as follows:
- visit the Absher platform and select ‘Arrival Platform’
- you’d like to change the language to English, click on “English”
- Now select the category most relevant to you. Available categories include vaccinated/non-vaccinated visitors and residents, medical visitors, and domestic workers accompanying a Saudi citizen
- Enter your Iqama number and date of birth or visa number for visitors
- select “Verify”
- Next page, select “Arrival Type” and enter “Flight No” and “Arrival Date”
- Then, enter the “Arrival Destination” and select “Airline” from the drop-down menu
- Enter the captcha code and accept the “Acknowledge Statement” stating the entered information is correct
- Click on “Confirm”
- Your Quddum registration will be complete now
Saudi Quddum Platform Conditions for registration.
To be able to register on the Quddum platform, Both residents and visitors must be able to satisfy the following.
Vaccinated residents Travelling to Saudi Arabia.
- Residents should be outside of Saudi Arabia, at the time of registration,
- The registration should be done within 72 hours before flying/entry into KSA
- The Tawakkalna status should be Immune, Immune by the first dose, Immune by recovery
- Information must be correct. Providing inaccurate information may lead to restrictions in travelling and entering the Kingdom
- If the spouse is also travelling with the resident, then they should be registered as a companion
- Register the children, if any, under 18 years as companions
- Domestic workers should be registered with the travelling resident
- Make sure to download, install and register in the Tawakkalna app before arriving in KSA
Vaccinated visitors Travelling to Saudi Arabia.
- Visitors must have taken the vaccine doses approved by the Saudi health ministry.
- Visitors must have vaccination certificates attested by the health authorities of the traveller’s country
- Visitors should have been vaccinated at least 14 days before travelling to Saudi Arabia
- Visitors should keep original documents upon arriving in the Kingdom
- The registration should be done within 72 hours before departure
- Enter the correct information. Providing inaccurate information may lead to restrictions in travelling and entering the Kingdom
- Make sure to download the Tawakkalna app and properly register.
SAUDI ARABIA MAKKAH — Visitors & Worshipers other than #Umrah pilgrims performers will also be allowed soon to perform (Tawaf) circumambulation around the Holy Kaaba , Okaz News has learnt from well-informed sources in #Makkah.
Tawakkalna and Eatmarna application are going to update a new icon titled “Tawaf” will be added in the both applications by the coming weekend to facilitate booking appointment for the performance of tawaf for non-Umrah worshippers / Visitors.
King Salman Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques allow using the full capacity of the Grand Mosque for pilgrims and worshipers This is in line with implementing the recent directive.
There will be also an options in Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications to book appointment for kissing the Black Stone (Al-Hajar Al-Aswad), touching the Yemeni Corner (Al-Rukn Al-Yamaani), and performing prayer at Hijr Ismail ( Muqeem E Ibrahim).
Umrah Pilgrims and worshippers will be made available of the best ever services and facilities for performing their rituals in ease and comfort Process.
They will be enabled to take advantage of the enhanced smart applications related to services at the Two Holy Mosques, the sources said, while pointing out that all these will be strictly in line with the compliance of the precautionary measures and preventive protocols to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Special Forces for the Security of Hajj and Umrah Commander Maj. Gen. Muhammad Al-Bassami announced that the first floor of the Grand Mosque will be set aside to perform only tawaf for non-Umrah pilgrims and the icon for tawaf will be added on the Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications very soon, according to Al-Ekhbariya channel.
Al-Bassami revealed that tawaf for non-pilgrims will be available outside the times of prayers during morning and evening from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There is cooperation between all the concerned agencies with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to activate the Tawaf icon on the Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications, and it will be available by the end of this week, coinciding with the short vacation at the end of the first semester of education.
Al-Bassami said that preparations are under way to facilitate the first floor of mataf (circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba) and the Grand Mosque to receive the large numbers of worshipers.
Umrah pilgrims and worshipers are required to wear masks at all times when they are within the Grand Mosque and its courtyards.
Saudi Arabia Covishield Vaccine Recognizes, Indians Now Can Travel to KSA Without Quarantine
latest Today’s good news for Saudi Arabia Travellers Quarantine Guidlines, Rules & Regulations.
international travel’ saudi arabia recognises covishield indians now can travel to the country without quarantine.
International Travel Latest News Today: Saudi Arabia Tourism Authorities said a PCR Test Report (negative) is mandatory a mandatory requirement in all cases conducted not more than 72 hours before departure.
Now the Indian travellers travelling to saudi Arabia can fly without any quarantine Package and escaping Saudi Quarantine rules.
Riyadh: This would be a big win for Indian travellers, Saudi Arabia on Friday 12 November 2021 recognised Serum Institute of India’s Vaccine Covishield as an approved Covid vaccine for entry into the KSA. With the recognition and approval from Saudi facilitated the fully vaccinated 02 Doses Indian travellers to enter the country without having to undergoing Booking of institutional quarantine.
With this latest Saudi Vaccine approval, Indian Vaccine Covishield has now approved by saudi arabia & joined the list of eight other approved Saudi vaccines list such as Pfizer BioNTech, Comirnaty, Oxford AstraZeneca, SK Bioscience, Vaxzevria, Moderna, Spikevax and Johnson & Johnson.
Saudi Arabia Tourism Authority, Issuing a statement, said that the any Indian travellers who are fully vaccinated by 02 doses with covishield with Saudi-approved vaccines can enter the country without booking institutional quarantine.
Tourism authority further added that the Indian Passengers / travellers who have spent 14 days in a third country that is not on the list of countries where entry is temporarily suspended are permitted as long as they are fully vaccinated. Without confirming Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages.
Anyhow, the authorities have stated that a negative PCR test Report conducted no more than 72 hours before departure is a mandatory requirement in all cases.
This would be like a great win for indian travellers, approval of Covishield is being considered as positive development as the move will pave the way for opening borders to Indian Tourists very soon..
Dubai Planning a targets to attract 25 million tourists Travellers in 2025 Official
United Arab Emirates : Dubai’s king Sheik Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, The new department’s main objectives include increasing the value added of the industrial sector by 150% over the comming five years, expanding foreign export markets for all local products by 50%, & increasing number of tourists by 40%.
Dubai plans to merge, departments of Tourism & economy & planning to attract 25 million tourists in 2025, Updates by Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince, said on Twitter on Saturday.
Sheikh Hamdan also added that Mr Helal Al Marri will be appointed as a general director of new department.
Dubai’s king Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the new main department’s objectives include increasing the added value of the industrial sector by 150% over the next five years, and also expanding foreign export markets for local products by 50%, and increasing the number of tourists by 40%, his media office said.
Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoun also added that the Emirate also wants to attract 100,000 companies in 3 years, 400 global economic events annually by 2025, and encourage private sector companies and family businesses to list on the financial markets and stock exchanges in Dubai.