Saudi Arabia allows all travelers who received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the Kingdom

The new directive will come into effect from 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4

  
A social distancing sign is seen on the floor as a Saudi man man wearing a face mask walks with his luggage at the King Khalid International Airport, after Saudi authorities lifted the travel ban on its citizens after fourteen months due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 16, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A social distancing sign is seen on the floor as a Saudi man man wearing a face mask walks with his luggage at the King Khalid International Airport, after Saudi authorities lifted the travel ban on its citizens after fourteen months due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 16, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that travelers from all countries will be allowed in if they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine inside the Kingdom.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the General Authority of Civil Aviation sent the new directive to all airlines operating in Saudi Arabia’s airports, which will come into effect from 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.

The circular clarified that direct flights from all countries will be allowed in the country, however, a mandatory three-day institutional quarantine period will be implemented in addition to having received at least one vaccine shot in Saudi Arabia.

Airlines are also being advised to educate travelers on the importance of adhering to the precautionary measures implemented by Saudi Arabia's authorities.

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