Saudi Arabia Changes Travel Policies for Vaccinated Citizens

From Monday, May 17, Saudi Arabia has lifted the travel ban that was first introduced in March 2020. The Interior Ministry announced that effective Monday, May 17, the country’s air, land, and sea borders are fully opening.

What’s Changed?

  • Citizens who are vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months, and minors with travel insurance will be permitted to travel abroad.
  • From May 20, Saudi Arabia will require institutional quarantine. Excluded from the quarantine are Saudi citizens, their spouses and children, official delegations and their families who will be required to quarantine at home. Vaccinated individuals will be exempt from the quarantine requirements.

Direct or indirect travel is still banned to and from Afghanistan, Armenia, Belarus, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela, and Yemen.


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