International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Turkey to Saudi Arabia.

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Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
0.99
Decreased by0.20
at 12/7/2021
Vaccinated
69.94%
Increased by0.28%
at 12/7/2021
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

Most international travelers that have been in or transited through selected countries in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia who completed both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia.
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Start Date
9/9/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Description

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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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Description

Travelers 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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Description

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

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Mandatory

Mandatory Health insurance

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Description

Travelers must have valid health insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment for 14 days.

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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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Description

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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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory 5-day quarantine and testing

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Description

Travelers, including Saudi citizens arriving from selected countries, are required to quarantine in a government institution for 5 days and take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 5. If the test is negative, travelers may end quarantine.

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This mandatory Institututional quarantine does not apply to:

  • Fully vaccinated Saudi Arabia citizens and residents who received 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia;
  • Holders of a diplomatic visa;
  • Health Practitioners;
  • Health supply chain workers.
Minimum Number of Days
5 days
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Mandatory

Mandatory contact-tracing app

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Description

Travelers are required to download the Tawakkalna mobile app and register at a home location a maximum of 8 hours before 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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Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers 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
0.99
Decreased by0.20
at 12/7/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.10%
Increased by0.00%
at 12/6/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
69.94%
Increased by0.28%
at 12/7/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
24,718,878
Increased by99,619
at 12/7/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.91
Decreased by0.01
at 12/4/2021

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

Local Guidelines

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...
Checked
12/7/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is operating for vaccinated travelers at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Restaurants

Status
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

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

Nightclubs

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

Shops

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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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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