Dammam— The KFCA (King Fahd Causeway Authority) has announced that it has updated the traveling procedures for the Saudi citizens. They are wishing to travel to Bahrain from Saudi Arabia through the causeway.
KFCA said it had updated the procedures after Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift the most preventive measures.
KFCA clarified how adults could travel to Bahrain by crossing the causeway if they wanted to. They must complete receiving three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (two doses and a booster dose).
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The duration of the requirement to take the booster dose (third dose) for adults has been modified. The required time is now eight months instead of 3 months after receiving the second dose.
As for the travel conditions for the age group less than 16 years old, the KFCA made some statements. KFCA said that they must complete receiving two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The travel age group for those under 12 years old is required to issue an insurance policy against coronavirus. However, it is to note that the age must be calculated by the Hijri date.
KFCA indicated that the insurance company (Tawuniya) is the currently approved entity according to the Health Insurance Council (CCHI).
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It is significant that the Ministry of Interior has announced earlier that it has lifted most of the preventive measures related to COVID-19 in the Kingdom. This includes wearing masks and showing health status in the Tawakalna app.
The Ministry also extended the duration of the requirement to take the third dose (booster dose) of the COVID-19 vaccine for the citizens who travel out of the Kingdom. It is now eight months instead of three months after receiving the second dose.
However, the Ministry added that there would be an exemption for the age groups specified by the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry made a statement about Health on its Twitter account. The statement suggested those who have completed eight months after taking the first booster dose can register for the second dose.
The Ministry said that an appointment for the second booster dose could be had through its Sehhaty application.