International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Saudi Arabia From Sri Lanka is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries during the 14 days prior to their arrival are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Relevant Travel History
Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt and 7 more countries
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Saudia Airlines
Start Date
9/9/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Description

Travellers are required to complete a health disclaimer form and provide it to the health personnel at the airport upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.

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Mandatory

Mandatory registration form

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Travelers are required to complete an "Arrival Registration" form before departing to Saudi Arabia.

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Mandatory

Mandatory Health insurance

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Travelers must have valid health insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Saudi Arabia citizens and residents;
  • GCC citizens.
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Fully vaccinated travelers 12 years of age and older must show valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination via the Quddum platform. Travelers must be fully vaccinated with 1 of the vaccines approved in Saudi Arabia. Those fully vaccinated with 1 vaccine not approved by Saudi Arabia must have received 1 vaccine approved by the WHO and they must also have received 1 booster dose of a vaccine approved by Saudi Arabia.

Travelers must have successfully registered their vaccine doses on the Arrival Registration Platform.

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Travelers with different rules are:

  • Saudi Citizens must show proof via the Tawakkalna app.
  • Saudi residents must have been fully vaccinated in Saudi Arabia. Saudi residents fully vaccinated outside the Kingdom with 1 vaccine not approved by Saudi Arabia must have received a vaccine approved by the WHO and 1 booster dose of a vaccine approved by Saudi Arabia.
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination for public places

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Travelers are required to show proof of vaccination to enter all government and private establishments, public transportation and public aircraft. Travelers must register their vaccination via a government portal.

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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 8;
  • Saudi citizens.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Temperature screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival.

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Mandatory

Mandatory contact-tracing app

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Travelers are required to download the Tawakkalna mobile app and register at a home location 8 hours before of arrival. Travelers must not disable or disconnect the application, not turn off their phone or the app’s GPS, and keep their phone connected to the internet.

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Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Vaccinated travelers from selected countries are not required to quarantine on arrival.

Travelers are considered to be fully vaccinated when they have had two doses of the Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford AstraZeneca, or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Travelers who have completed two doses of Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines will be accepted on the condition that they have received an additional dose of one of the mentioned vaccines approved in Saudi Arabia.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travellers must wear masks in public places.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Low Risk
COVID-19 transmission is low in Saudi Arabia.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
1.28
Increased by-0.13
at 10/22/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.10%
Increased by0.00%
at 10/20/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
67.99%
Increased by0.48%
at 10/22/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
24,028,992
Increased by169,216
at 10/22/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.88
Decreased by0.01
at 10/18/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Events and large gatherings remain prohibited and proof of vaccination via the Tawakkalna application is required to access most facilities and establishments. In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Saudi Arabia can be found at https://covid19.cdc.gov.s...
Last Checked
10/22/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating for vaccinated travelers at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open for vaccinated customers, with a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Seating is limited to a maximum of 10 people per table.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Closed
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Please be advised bars are not allowed to operate in this country. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
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Please be advised nightclubs are not allowed to operate in this country. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops are open for vaccinated customers at reduced capacity with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and social distancing.

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