Institutional Quarantine for All Travelers Starting on May 20 (Saudi Arabia)

Institutional Quarantine
Saudi Arabia announces 7-day paid institutional quarantine for unvaccinated travelers , with the cost of the quarantine included in the ticket.

The deputy minister of tourism for strategy and investment, Princess Haifa Al-Saud, Ministry of Interior (MOL), stated on Monday that all unvaccinated travelers coming from countries not facing a travel ban are mandated to go into institutional quarantine upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

This mandate will take effect on May 20, 2021, with the following requirements and guidelines:

  • The unvaccinated travelers must follow the institutional quarantine procedures for 7 days and with a valid health insurance document to cover the risks of coronavirus.
  • They must undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 on the first and seventh day upon their arrival.

Traveler exempted from the institutional quarantine: 

  • Citizenship holders, their families, and domestic workers under their sponsorship.
  • Unvaccinated domestic workers accompanying a vaccinated resident
  • Vaccinated travelers
  • Official delegation
  • Traveler holding diplomatic visas, diplomats, and their families residing with the
  • Airline and sea crew
  • Truck drivers and their assistants from all port
  • Workers in health supply chains, according to the Ministry of Health.

The kingdom is extremely ambitious to open the travel restrictions with utmost caution.

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