Saudi Arabia lifts ban on flights from 3 countries

Saudi Arabia has lifted the ban on direct flights from the following  3 countries starting from the 8th of September at 11:00 am.

  • The United Arab Emirates.
  • South Africa.
  • Argentina.

1- It means that Saudi residents, visa holders as well as Saudi Citizens can directly enter Saudi Arabia from these 3 countries.

2- Saudi Arabia has already allowed direct entry of those Iqama holders who have taken two doses of coronavirus vaccine in Saudi Arabia from all around the world including the 10 banned countries.

3- If a Non-Saudi is coming from any of the following 10 countries, he would be required to spend 14 days in another country before entering Saudi Arabia.

  1. Indonesia.
  2. Pakistan.
  3. Brazil.
  4. Turkey.
  5. Lebanon.
  6. Egypt.
  7. India.
  8. Ethiopia. 
  9. Vietnam.
  10. Afghanistan.

4- People who have taken any of the following sets of COVID-19 vaccines are exempt from the institutional quarantine in Saudi Arabia provided that they have done the vaccine registration with Tawakkalna.

  • Iqama holders whose status is shown as “Immune” in tawakkalna;
    • immediately after taking 2 Doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
    • 14 days after taking one dose of coronavirus vaccine.
  • 2 doses of Pfizer BioNTech.
  • 2 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca.
  • 2 doses of Moderna.
  • 1 dose of Johnson s Janssen.
  • 2 doses of Sinopharm + 1 dose of either Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnsons Janssen, or Moderna.
  • 2 doses of Sinovac + 1 dose of either Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnsons Janssen, or Moderna.

5- Saudi Arabia has urged all passengers including citizens, Iqama holders, GCC nationals, and visit visa holders to complete vaccine registration on the Muqeem website before arrival to Saudi Arabia.

Source: SPA

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