Last updated: 23 May 2021, 16:51 (GMT +4)
Travel to Saudi Arabia
There are restrictions on the categories of passengers who can enter Saudi Arabia at this time. Please check the requirements before you travel. If you are travelling to Saudi Arabia, you must take a COVID‑19 PCR test before departure.
COVID‑19 testing requirements
All non‑Saudis, except children 8 years and below, must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result issued by an accredited laboratory. The test must be done not later than 72 hours before the scheduled departure to the Kingdom and the test validity is from the time the sample was taken.
Saudi nationals, diplomats, health practitioners and their families coming from the below list of countries or transiting in any of these countries within (14) days prior to their return to Kingdom shall be quarantined in their homes for a period of (7) days in the kingdom. Passengers in this category must undergo a COVID‑19 PCR test on day 6 of quarantine.
Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United States of America, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India and Japan
Effective 20 May 2021, passengers arriving from non‑restricted countries must have medical insurance with cover for COVID‑19 treatment, and must undergo institutional quarantine at their expense.
Institutional quarantine exemptions are applicable for the following passenger categories under the specified conditions:
Vaccinated Saudi Nationals or residents:
if their status is “immune” on Tawakklna app after completing the required vaccination
if 14 days have passed since the first dose was received
if a previously infected passenger has recovered from COVID‑19 within a period not exceeding 6 months
Non‑residents and first‑time visitors:
If 14 days have passed since they received all doses of an authorised vaccine
Authorised vaccines by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health:
Two doses of Pfizer
Two doses of Oxford‑AstraZeneca
Two doses of Moderna
One doses of Johnson & Johnson
Passengers must present a certificate of vaccination that mentions the validity period.
Please check the list of Institutional Quarantine Licensed Accommodation facilities in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Ministry of Tourism.
All passengers must complete the health disclaimer form provided on board and present it on arrival to the Airport Health Control Centre.
Vaccinated passengers must fill out the online Registration Immunization Information Form before traveling to the Saudi Arabia. Passengers will be able to use the TAWAKKALNA App once their data has been registered. This does not apply to Saudi Citizens and exempted categories as mentioned above under the “Quarantine” section.
Entry into the Kingdom is temporarily suspended for passengers coming from Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United States of America, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India and Japan. This includes those coming from other countries if they have passed through any of aforementioned countries during (14) days preceding the request to enter to the Kingdom.
This does not apply to Saudi Nationals, Saudi family members and their accompanying workers who have been in the suspended countries, diplomats, health practitioners and their families.
All passengers who are exempted from the above entry regulations must have completed the required doses of the vaccine. Otherwise, they must present proof of booking for a 7‑day institutional quarantine at an approved facility to be accepted for travel.
Effective 20 May 2021, passengers who are planning to travel to Saudi Arabia must have medical insurance that covers COVID‑19 treatment. This excludes citizens, residents, and GCC citizens. The insurance should cover the costs of treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies, and hospitals, including institutional quarantine for a period of up to 14 days.
Travel from Saudi Arabia
If you are travelling from Saudi Arabia, you may be required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.
Effective from 01:00LT of 17 May 2021, the following Saudi nationals are allowed to travel from Saudi Arabia subject to specific conditions:
Saudi nationals who have received 2 doses of the COVID‑19 vaccine must update their status on the Tawakkalna app.
Saudi nationals who have received 1 dose of the COVID‑19 vaccine are eligible to travel 14 days after the date of vaccination and must update their status on the Tawakkalna app.
Saudi nationals who have recovered from COVID‑19 can travel within 6 months of the date they were diagnosed and must update their status on the Tawakkala app.
Saudi nationals below 18 years old must have an insurance policy approved by the Saudi Central Bank that covers treatment for COVID‑19 while abroad.
All nationalities travelling from Saudi Arabia are allowed to travel to or transit through Dubai.
Passengers must carry the prescribed documents as per the regulations of their destination.
Please refer to the Ministry of Health website for the list of authorised COVID‑19 PCR testing centres in Saudi Arabia.
Travelling to, from and through Dubai
If you’re travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.