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Saudi Arabia

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineIn some cases
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: September 26, 2021
Reviewed: October 20, 2021
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TripsGuard is getting information from hundreds of different sources – our information might not be 100% accurate and you should always do further checks before making plans.

General

Saudi Arabia has opened for some travel, while domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Can I travel to Saudi Arabia?

  • Saudi Arabia is open for travelers who are fully vaccinated.
  • Citizens, residents and businesses visa holders may enter regardless of vaccination status.
  • All arrivals must download the 'Tatamman' and 'Tawakkalna' apps.
  • Arrival from Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey, and Vietnam is suspended.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Saudi Arabia?

  • Anyone arriving to Saudi Arabia will be required to self-quarantine for 5days.
  • Returning residents, as well as arrivals who were fully vaccinated with approved vaccines, are exempt.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Saudi Arabia?

  • All arrivals to Saudi Arabia are required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • All arrivals will be screened upon entry.
  • All those that are required to quarantine, will be tested at the end of their quarantine period.

Is public transportation open in Saudi Arabia?

Public transportation in Saudi Arabia is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Saudi Arabia?

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia are open, with health measures in place.

Are businesses and attractions open in Saudi Arabia?

  • Most non-essential businesses in Saudi Arabia are open, as well as cinemas.
  • Only vaccinated individuals may enter shopping malls, weddings, mosques, and many more places.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Saudi Arabia?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places, and not doing so might result in a fine.

Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer require to wear a mask in public places.

Sources

  1. https://sa.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
  2. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/saudi-arabia/
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