Saudi Arabia

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine7 days self-quarantine
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: May 5, 2021
Reviewed: May 5, 2021
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General

Saudi Arabia is closed for leisure travel, while domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Can I travel to Saudi Arabia?

  • Saudi Arabia remains closed for travelers.
  • Citizens, residents and businesses visa holders may enter.
  • Arrivals from the UK and South Africa must spend 14 days in another country before traveling to Saudi Arabia.
  • All arrivals must download the 'Tatamman' and 'Tawakkalna' apps.

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

  • Anyone arriving to Saudi Arabia will be required to self-quarantine for 7 days.
  • Arrivals from countries where the new strain has been detected, must take a PCR test at the end of the quarantine.
  • Arrivals from other countries may take the test to shorten the quarantine period to 3 days.

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.
  • Arrivals from countries where the new strain has been detected, must take a PCR test at the end of the quarantine.
  • Arrivals from other countries may take the test to shorten the quarantine period to 3 days.

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.
  • Other leisure facilities remain closed.

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.

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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