Jeddah — Saudi Arabia ended all COVID-19 restrictions in the country, including wearing masks outdoor and following social distance. Also ending social distancing in the Two Holy Mosques and all other mosques in the Kingdom. But worshipers are still required to wear masks.
An official source at the interior ministry announced the new decisions would come into force starting from March 5, 2022. It also suspended social distancing measures at closed and open places, activities, and events.
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Saudi Arabia will also no longer require travelers to undergo mandatory COVID-19 quarantine or restrictions upon arrival to the Kingdom. Passengers will now not need to provide a PCR test upon their arrival to the Kingdom.
All arrivals on visit visas of all kinds must get insurance covering the costs of treatment from the CODVID-19.
The Kingdom rose the suspension of direct flights to the Kingdom from seventeen countries. They include South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauritius, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola. Also including Seychelles, the United Republic of Comoros, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and Ethiopia.
The source stressed on the importance of continuing to complete the national immunization plan. This includes taking the booster dose and applying procedures to verify health status in the “Tawakkalna” application. The application allows them to enter facilities, events, activities, public transportation, and planes.
The source explained that the measures above are subject to continuous evaluation by the health authorities in the Kingdom.