Riyadh — On Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior announced all academic faculty members and teachers of schools, colleges, universities, and vocational and technical institutes from countries facing travel ban would be permitted direct entry into the Kingdom.
Students on scholarship from these countries are also permitted direct entry into the Kingdom.
Currently, ten countries face these travel bans. These countries are Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Turkey, Lebanon, Brazil, Vietnam, and Afghanistan.
The ministry also removed the suspension of travel for under 18 Saudi citizens to Bahrain.
Everyone needs to observe the precautionary and preventive protocols and not be lenient in applying health requirements.
All precautionary and preventive measures are subject to continuous evaluation by the Public Health Authority (Weqaya).
The Ministry of Interior had previously issued orders permitting direct entry to the Kingdom of expatriates who had received their two doses of Coronavirus from Saudi Arabia.
Saudi citizens are already permitted direct entry, so are the diplomats, health practitioners, and their families. All other travelers are required to spend 14-day quarantine in a third country before they enter the Kingdom.