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Saudi Arabia: restrictions and entry requirements 2023
Saudi Arabia: country’s borders status
Borders are open with restrictions.
Entry conditions for citizens and tourists
Passengers traveling to perform Umrah must have:
- a confirmed return ticket.
Holders of a visit visa must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Iran are not allowed to enter.
News — Saudi Arabia
16.03.2023 18:50Flydubai will fly from Dubai to Neom, Saudi Arabia, twice a week from 16 March.
Tickets cost from $320 one way.
14.03.2023 17:00Saudia will fly twice a week from Incheon, South Korea, to Jeddah from 27 March.
Tickets cost from $1,300 roundtrip.
13.03.2023 15:00Saudi Arabia has a new national airline, Riyadh Air.
Based in Riyadh, the carrier plans to launch routes to 100 destinations by 2030.
13.03.2023 11:00Iran and Saudi Arabia will resume diplomatic relations.
Ties between the states were severed in 2016 following an attack on the kingdom’s embassy in Tehran.
12.03.2023 14:00Wizz Air is flying from Jeddah to Venice twice a week from 28 March.
Tickets cost from $80 one way.
10.03.2023 17:45Heavy hail falls in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
Power lines were damaged.
National holidays in Saudi Arabia in 2023
Public holidays and festivals in Saudi Arabia in 2023. Non-working days:
- Wednesday, 22 February: Foundation Day (يوم التأسيس);
- Friday to Monday, April 21 to April 24: Eid al-Fitr (عطلة عيد الفطر);
- Tuesday to Friday, June 27 to June 30: Eid al-Adha (عطلة عيد الأضحى);
- Saturday, 23 September: National Day (اليوم الوطني).