Following a two-week entry ban over fears of a new coronavirus variant, we can now travel Saudi Arabia by sea, land and air. However don’t book your ticket without reading the small print.


According to the Ministry of Interior, non-citizens entering from the UK, South Africa or any other countries where the new variant spread will require to stay at least 14 days out of these countries before entering the Kingdom.

A citizen with  a “humanitarian or urgent case” to return to the Kingdom will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days and undergo PCR testing.

If you’re travelling from a countries where some cases of the new COVID strain has been detected, you will require to quarantine for seven days, and take a PCR test on day six.

And if you’re arriving from the rest of the world, you can either: quarantine at home for seven days: or for three days with a mandatory PCR test. Bon voyage.

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