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Saudi Arabia: restrictions and entry requirements 2022

Borders are open with restrictions.

These passengers are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia:

  • citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia and their first degree family members;
  • holders of an exit/entry, residence, tourist, visit or work visa issued by Saudi Arabia;
  • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates;
  • passengers who can obtain a visa on arrival;
  • domestic workers of citizens of Saudi Arabia. They must be accompanied by the sponsor;
  • domestic workers of citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first degree family members of the sponsor;
  • Umrah passengers;
  • passengers traveling to Medina (MED) with a visa issued to attend the Madinah Book Fair 2022;
  • passengers younger than 65 years travelling to perform Hajj.

Passengers travelling to perform Hajj must have:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V; and
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure.

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, Lebanon are not allowed to enter.

This rule does not apply to citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Saudi Arabia.

Passengers must download and register on the TAWAKKALNA app before departure or on arrival.

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