Saudi Arabia India Air Bubble Agreement Approved

India has created an air bubble arrangement with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Indian air carriers and carriers of Saudi Arabia are now permitted to operate flights between India and Saudi Arabia, and carry the following categories of Guest on such flights:

 From India to Saudi Arabia:

i. Nationals/residents of Saudi Arabia; and Type of Saudi Valid Visa Holders.

ii. Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan holding a valid visa of Saudi Arabia and destined for Saudi Arabia only. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter Saudi Arabia before issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese /Bhutanese passenger.

From Saudi Arabia to India:

i. Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan in Saudi Arabia;

ii. Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cardholders and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Non-Indian nationals to enter India with a particular visa category before issuing of ticket/boarding pass to the passenger; and

iii. Saudi Arabian nationals (including diplomats) holding a valid Indian visa as per extant guidelines.

Who is eligible for the air bubble arrangement?

Traffic carried to/from India shall comprise of passengers originating from/destined to Saudi Arabia only, and similarly traffic carried to/from Saudi Arabia shall comprise of passengers originating from/destined to India only.

India to Saudi Arabia flights will resume as per Air Bubble Agreements on a regular basis.

Saudi – India Air Bubble Agreement: What We Know About the Highly Anticipated Travel Arrangement Between this 02 Countries.

When will the Saudi – India bubble take effect?

According to a tweet by the Indian embassy in Riyadh, planned air bubble arrangement will come into effect starting from 01 January 2022.

As per India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation, there are currently 34 countries with air bubble arrangements in place with India as follows:

Saudi Travel Guidelines for Institutional Quarantine Packages

Saudi Travel Guidelines and process How To Book Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages Before Travelling from India or Other Countries

 Updated 03 December 2021

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently re-established its connection to the outside world by way of reopening international flights to and from the Kingdom

Who can travel to Saudi Arabia ?

The below following categories of passengers are permitted to enter Saudi Arabia:

  1. Residents and citizen of Saudi Arabia;
  2. family members of first-degree Saudi Arabia Citizen;
  3. All citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates;
  4. Guests with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit visa issued by Saudi Arabia;
  5. Guests with a tourist visa issued by Saudi Arabia;
  6. Domestic workers of citizens of Saudi Arabia. They must be accompanied by the sponsor;
  7. Domestic workers of citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first-degree family members of the sponsor;
  8. Passengers with an Umrah visa.

Note : Saudi Iqama & Exit Re Entry must be Valid till you Reach Saudi Arabia.(As per Saudi Local Time)

Category 1:

Guests arriving from India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt, Brazil and Vietnam are allowed to enter without spending 14 days outside of these countries subject to meeting the below-mentioned conditions regardless of their vaccination status outside of Saudi Arabia:

  1. Guests must hold a 5-day Saudi Institutional quarantine package to enter Saudi Arabia.
  2. Guests must register on Muqeem platform and receive a confirmation before departure.
  3. Guests are subject to PCR test upon arrival and during their institutional quarantine period.
  4. must have valid documents and follow other entry requirements.

This does not apply to:

  1. citizens of Saudi Arabia
  2. foreign citizens fully vaccinated in Saudi Arabia

Effective Starts- 4 December 2021, All  arriving Guests from any other country other than Afghanistan, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Namibia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Union of Comoros, Seychelles, South Africa, Turkey, Zambia and Zimbabwe are allowed to enter subject to meeting the below conditions:

  • Received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine taken inside Saudi Arabia.
  • Passengers Must have Valid 3-day quarantine package booked to enter Saudi Arabia.
  • Passengers must register on Muqeem platform and receive a confirmation before departure.
  • passengers are subject to PCR test upon arrival and during their institutional quarantine period.
  • must hold valid documents and follow other entry requirements.

Guests who are eligible to enter Saudi Arabia and are required to quarantine on arrival can also book institutional quarantine “Institutional Quarantine facilities approved by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing”. The Quarantine booking confirmation must display a QR code which will be verified at the time of check-in and boarding from Departure Country..

What are the Documents Require to Travel Saudi Arabia. Pre-departure requirements 

All Guests need to present a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued by an authorised laboratory no more than 72 hours before the last direct flight to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Citizens of Saudi Arabia and children under the age of 8 years are exempt from this requirement.

  1. All Guests, including citizens of GCC countries, must carry a valid passport.
  2. Guests Must have Valid Saudi Visit Visa
  3. Guests Must have Valid Saudi Iqama
  4. Guests must have Valid Saudi Exit Re Entry
  5. Guests must have Valid Saudi Tourist Visa

Note : All Documents Must be Valid Till you Reach Saudi Arabia ( Saudi Local Time)

  1. Exit/entry visas validity for residents of Saudi Arabia can be checked at https://muqeem.sa/#/visa-validity/check.

COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements

  1. Guests  with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved in Saudi Arabia. This must be register in Muqeem and receive a confirmation before departure. Saudi Arabia Accept the list of Vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).
  2. Guests with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days before departure.
  3. Guests who have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by WHO, but not by Saudi Arabia, and received a booster dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). They must provide a proof of received vaccinations in accordance with the Ministry of Health and must be registered in the Quddum platform.

Guests with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival must complete “The registration immunization information form” available at https://muqeem.sa/#vaccine-registration/home; and must download the Tawakkalna App in Mobile and submit their personal details before departure. The complete registration confirmation must be presented at check-in.

Medical insurance

All Guests Travelling Saudi Arabia after 01 December 2021 must have Valid medical insurance to cover their treatment of COVID-19. This does not apply to citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

The above Documents requirements are subject to change without prior notice By the Governments . Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.

Book Fly Dubai Airlines Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages

Book Fly Dubai Airlines Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages Available for All Vaccinated Travelers.

Starting From 01st December 2021, Saudi Arabia allow direct entry to the Kingdom from the following countries: India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Vietnam and Egypt.

Saudi Quarantine Package 2021 & Saudi Quarantine Packages 2022 Available for all Vaccinated Travelers- If you’re traveling to Saudi Arabia or any other GCC country, here’s how we can help you and your families with Booking of Fly Dubai Institutional Government Quarantine & All Packages services.

Travel Guidelines for Booking Institutional Quarantine with Fly Dubai Airlines, Packages must be booked at your own expense, and must booked at least 03 Days Prior 72 Hours Before Travel Date. Booking process below. Mandatory Quarantine Booking needed in First Port of Entry (First Arrival city in Saudi Arabia)..

  1. Quarantine packages in Saudi Arabia  are subject to guest holding a valid PNR of Fly Dubai Airlines, reservations can only be availed if the air ticket was booked through any authorized Agencies.
  2. Passengers must check their eligibility for travel by the concerned countries and obtain the required permits and/or permissions, if needed.
  3. Guidelines and Conditions are subject to frequent changes by Saudi Government Authority without prior notice.
  4. Passengers must check the latest information about the conditions and guidelines required for travel from the official and authorized sources in Saudi before traveling.
  5. Passengers will obtain to proceed for 2 Covid tests on entry and before exit.
  6. Please ensure you understood and read the terms and conditions as all packages are non-refundable. Please read the terms here.

All international Passengers Travelling to Saudi Arabia must complete a period of (5 days) of institutional quarantine Packages effective from 01 December 2021 at their own expense at any city in saudi Hotel Must be approved by MOH. Quarantine must be in first port of arrival , if you have any connecting flights in Saudi Arabia too.

Booking of Fly Dubai Airlines Saudi Institutional Quarantine available for all passengers travelling Directly from India, Pakistan and other countries.  Starting Package costing  @ SAR 2,400/- Depends on Availability

A Special Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages for Direct Travelling option for Saudi travelers (04 nights / 05 days),

  1. 04 Nights/ 05 Days Stay in 03 Star,04 Star or 5 Star Hotel
  2. Hotel Accommodation as per the option selected.
  3. Meals Full Board
  4. One Way Transfer
  5. Health Insurance which covers COVID-19
  6. 2 PCR tests on entry and before exit
  7. All taxes and VAT

Step 1

Packages must be booked and paid for a minimum of 72 hours before arrival into Saudi Arabia

Step 2:

Please share Passport & Ticket Copy if Issued  to musafirservices@gmail.com using the subject line ‘Saudi Arabia Quarantine Package Request’

Step 3

A representative from our team will contact you via phone or email.

Fly Dubai Airline Travel Guidelines for Booking Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages Saudi Arabia Quarantine Packages. Available in cities Madina, Jeddah, Riyadh & Dammam) .

Institutional quarantine is required if you are an employee at any of the following organizations:

  1. Institutional Quarantine is Mandatory for all Travelers Vaccinated by covishield Vaccine in India
  2. Institutional quarantine applies to guests arriving from non-restricted countries depending on their immunization status starting from their arrival time to the quarantine facilities. The categories to whom the institutional quarantine applies are as follows:
  3. Guest who have received ONE dose of the approved vaccines in the Kingdom. Or;
  4. Guests who have received one of the vaccines approved by WHO but not approved in the Kingdom. Or;
  5. They must submit (PCR) taken at most (72) hours before departure, except for Guests under the age of (8) years, and they should comply with the Institutional Quarantine for (5) days with two (2) Corona Virus tests, the first within (24) hours of their arrival and the second on the fifth (5th) day after arrival.
  6. Guests shall comply with time of the Corona Virus Tests based on what appear in TAWAKKALNA APP. The Institutional Quarantine ends once the result of the Corona Virus proves negative.
  7. Companions with the vaccinated parents are allowed to enter in accordance to the following:
  8. Institutional Quarantine will be applied for those companions who have completed the age of (18) years and above.

Institutional quarantine is not required if you are an employee at any of the following organizations:

  1. Ministry of Health
  2. Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
  3. Ministry of Education
  4. Armed Forces Medical Services
  5. MOI Medical Services
  6. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
  7. General Intelligence Presidency
  8. Presidency of State Security
  9. Royal Clinic
  10. Saudi Aramco
  11. Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
  12. General Sport Authority
  13. Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development

A special package curated for your quarantine stay in Saudi. For Booking Please Email us @ musafirservices@gmail.com 

Latest Saudi Institutional Quarantine updates

Saudi Institutional Quarantine 2022 Packages are Available and advance booking Started.

Saudi Arabia Resumes Direct flights from India, Pakistan and 06 other countries

https://www.musafirservices.com/saudi-arabia-allows-direct-entry-from-india-pakistan-other-countries/

We provide Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages for All Airlines Including

Saudi Airlines Institutioanl Quarantine Packages

Flynas Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages

Etihad Airways Institutional  Quarantine Packages

Fly Dubai Institutional Quarantine Packages

Air India Institutional Quarantine Packages

Sri Lankan Airways Quarantine Packages

Air India Express Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages

Fly to Saudi Arabia Directly from recently new green list countries including India & Pakistan

Booking terms and conditions:

  1. Quarantine packages are valid for bookings made from 17th May 2021 to 30th June 2021
  2. Quarantine packages are available on all classes of travel
  3. Quarantine packages are valid for any bookings made on online, Tele-sales, on CTOs or with travel agents
  4. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion or offer
  5. Offers are subject to change without prior notice
  6. Bookings are non-refundable
  7. Saudi terms & conditions apply
  8. All reservations are on selected hotels only
  9. The packages include transportation from the airport to the hotel

Book Air India Airlines Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages.

Booking Started for Air India Airlines Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages.

All non-Saudi Travellers travelling with Air India 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 Airways passengers arriving from 01 December 2021 must hold a confirmed institutional quarantine bookings for entering to Saudi Arabia.

Air India Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages Starting @ SAR  2,000/-

  • 05 Days Air India 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
  • 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 Airways Quarantine package here 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 Airways Quarantine Package (If applicable for Non-Saudi’s that have not been vaccinated): Step 1: Book your flight on Air India 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.

Book AirIndia Express Saudi Institutional Quarantine Packages

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 green list Countries allow direct flights operation

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.