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07.06.2024

Saudi Arabia has started fining pilgrims who perform Hajj without authorisation.

The amount of the fine is $2,666.

Currency exchange rate SAR to USD

Updated 24.06.2024

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Saudi Arabia: country’s borders status

Borders are open with restrictions.

Entry conditions for citizens and tourists

Holders of a Hajj visa must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated.

This rule does not apply to children under 12.

Vaccines accepted are:
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac and Sputnik V.
More details can be found here.

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.

National holidays in Saudi Arabia in 2024

Public holidays and festivals in Saudi Arabia in 2024. Non-working days:

  • Thursday, 22 February: Foundation Day (يوم التأسيس);
  • Tuesday to Friday, April 9 to April 12: Eid al-Fitr (عطلة عيد الفطر);
  • Saturday to Tuesday, June 15 to June 18: Eid al-Adha (عطلة عيد الأضحى);
  • Monday, 23 September: National Day (اليوم الوطني).

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