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.