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.