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Middle East > Saudi Arabia: Covid-19 and Travel

Saudi Arabia

Present Situation

Total cases: 760 477

Active cases: 6 515

Recovered: 744 841

Deaths: 9 121

Vaccination count: 26.5 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-05-18

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Not Required
Are quarantine measures imposed? Non
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are recommended

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
The following passengers are allowed to enter.

- nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia;

- first degree family members of nationals of Saudi Arabia;

- nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates;

- passengers with an exit/entry, residence, tourist, visit or work visa issued by Saudi Arabia;

- passengers who can obtain a visa on arrival;

- domestic workers of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United

Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor;
- Umrah passengers.

Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Iran, Lebanon or Turkey are not allowed to enter.

- This does not apply to nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Saudi Arabia.

Submission of a negative result of PCR test or Rapid Antigen tests for the Corona Virus before departing to the Kingdom are no longer required.

Passengers must download and register on the TAWAKKALNA app before departure or on arrival.

Passengers with a visit visa must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.

Airlines can check the validity of the exit/entry visas for residents of Saudi Arabia at https://muqeem.sa/#/visa-validity/check

Tests: Not Required

Quarantine: No
Not Required

Information updated on 2022-05-16.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
The Ministry of Interior announced the lifting of restrictions from 5 March 2022.

Many public places have hygiene measures in place, including taking a temperature check and sanitising hands upon entry. You are required to show your health status on the Tawakkalna app (https://ta.sdaia.gov.sa/en/inde) before being allowed to enter. Wearing a face mask in enclosed public places is mandatory.

Mask use
Masks are recommended

Gatherings: Allowed
Allowed under covid restrictions

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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