Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban from 11 countries

Saudi Arabia will allow the entry of travelers from eleven countries starting from May 30, following a suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, SPA reported on Saturday, citing an official source at the Ministry of Interior.

List of the countries from which the ban is lifted

1* The United Arab Emirates

2* Germany

3* United States

4* Ireland

5* Italy

6* Portugal

7* The United Kingdom

8* Sweden

9* Switzerland

10* France

11* Japan

From 1 a.m. on Sunday, passengers from the Above Listed countries may enter the Kingdom with the implementation of quarantine regulations.

The source said the decision was taken based on the Public Health Authority’s report regarding the epidemiological situation in a number of declared countries, which showed stability and effectiveness in controlling the pandemic in some of these countries.

In February, authorities had banned the entry of travelers from these countries except for Saudi nationals, diplomats, health professionals and their families.

Earlier, the ministry of interior said that all non-vaccinated visitors coming from countries not facing ban need to go into institutional quarantine upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom.

The move is mandatory for all non-vaccinated travelers to abide by institutional quarantine procedures for a period of 7 days and obtain a valid health insurance document to cover the risks of coronavirus.

The institutional quarantine is enforced at a facility under the supervision of the health authorities as opposed to home quarantine. The non-vaccinated travelers also must undergo a PCR test for coronavirus on the first and 7th day of their arrival.

Source:SG

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