Travel Restrictions Entering Saudi Arabia from South Africa for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering Saudi Arabia from South Africa for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed

Allowed

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Mandatory Masks

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Mandatory Health Assessment

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2x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
15.67
Decreased by8.63
at 5/16/2022
Vaccinated
74.98%
Increased by74.98%
at 5/15/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Allowed

Exiting Saudi Arabia: Travel is allowed for vaccinated Saudi Arabian citizens

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from South Africa to Saudi Arabia.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed

Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries in the last 14 days are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Relevant Travel History
Lebanon and Turkey
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Last Change
Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

Travelers from selected countries are allowed to transit through Saudi Arabia.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required

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Description

Travelers are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to Saudi Arabia.

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Last Change
Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Description

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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Last Change
Not Required

No proof of vaccination required for Saudi Arabia

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Description

Travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter Saudi Arabia.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of insurance for public places

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Description

Travelers are required to show proof of medical insurance coverage to enter all government and private establishments, public transportation, and public aircraft. Travelers must download and register their medical insurance on the Tawakkalna app which will be verified when entering public spaces.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 18.
Relevant Documents and Resources
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Saudi Arabia.

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Last Change
Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival.

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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in all indoor public places.

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Last Change

COVID-19 Risk Information

Moderate Risk
COVID-19 transmission is moderate in Saudi Arabia.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
15.67
Decreased by8.63
at 5/16/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
2.29%
Decreased by0.90%
at 5/15/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
74.98%
Increased by74.98%
at 5/15/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
26,497,568
Increased by26,497,568
at 5/15/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.26
Decreased by0.17
at 5/7/2022

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

Local Guidelines

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, proof of vaccination via the 'Tawakkalna' app is required to access most facilities and establishments. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Saudi Arabia can be found at https://covid19.cdc.gov.s...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in enclosed environments and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating for vaccinated travelers.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open for vaccinated customers.

Bars

Closed
Please be advised bars are not allowed to operate in Saudi Arabia. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Nightclubs

Closed
Please be advised nightclubs are not allowed to operate in Saudi Arabia. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Shops

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

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