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Saudi Arabia

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineIn some cases
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: August 1, 2021
Reviewed: August 1, 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.
  • Saudi nationals are banned from traveling to Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Ethiopia, the UAE, and Vietnam, and all travel from these countries is suspended.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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