Saudi Arabia allows direct flight with 1 dose taken in KSA

Saudi Arabia has allowed passengers to enter the country through a direct flight from all around the world if they have taken at least  1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in KSA.

  • They will have to go through a 3-days institutional quarantine.
  • The decision will be implemented from the 4th of December 2021.

1 dose of vaccine

People who have taken one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia would be required to spend 3 days in institutional quarantine. Although it is not yet announced, we believe that the Tawakkalna status of the resident must show “Immune” status.

Let’s say, if someone has taken the vaccine a long time ago and his Tawakkalna status does not show immune, would not fall under this category.

How to get Institutional Quarantine Package?

Before arrival, passengers coming from these countries are still required to;

Every Airline is selling the institutional quarantine package on its website. Before booking the ticket with any airline, check their institutional quarantine package. Here are some links;

2 dose of vaccine

People who have taken 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccine in Saudi Arabia are allowed to enter the country from all around the world without any quarantine requirement.

List of Banned Countries

With the recent development, now there are only 11 countries from where direct travel is not allowed namely;

  1. Turkey.
  2. Lebanon.
  3. Ethiopia. 
  4. Afghanistan.
  5. South Africa. 
  6. Namibia.
  7. Botswana.
  8. Zimbabwe.
  9. Mozambique.
  10. Lesotho.
  11. Eswatini.

 

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.