The new directive will come into force from 1:00 am on Wednesday, Dec. 1,+ 2021. The Saudi Press Agency recently reported an official source of the Ministry of Interior.
Saudi Arabia will allow direct entry to travellers from Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt and India. Lifting a requirement that they first spend two weeks outside the six countries. State news agency SPA said on Thursday.
5 day quarantine
However, the travellers coming from these countries are required to spend five days in institutional quarantine. Brazil and Vietnam and the countries that are involve in the new list of countries. Allowed direct entry into the Saudi Arabia. Anyway of their immunization status outside the Kingdom, the source said.
The ministry source said that it will continue the exemptions. Issued earlier related to quarantine for some categories of travelers.
After Thursday’s decision to allow direct entry from six countries.The remaining countries are still facing the travel ban are Turkey, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Lebanon.
Moreover the Ministry of Interior source stressed the importance of the application of all precautionary measures. Preventive protocols that have taken to the spread of coronavirus.
“All the procedures and measures are subject to continuous evaluation by the expert health authorities in the UAE. According to the developments in the difficult situation globally.”
the source said adding that the decision was taken after continuous follow-up of the pandemic situation globally. As well as after examining reports of the Saudi health authorities. About the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. The extent of the stability of the epidemiological situation in a number of countries.
Suspension of flight during pandemic
Saudi Arabia had temporarily suspended all international flights from March 15, 2020. Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the suspension of international flight service lifted after one year on May 17, 2021. It was not applicable to 20 countries due to the coronavirus situation in those countries.
It was also instructed that those coming from other countries required 14 days quarantine. in a third country if they had passed through any countries. During the 14 days preceding their application to enter the Kingdom.
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