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Saudi Arabia lifts all Covid-19 entry requirements for tourists

Visitors will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or a PCR test result to enter the country. 

The Saudi Arabian government has confirmed all holders of tourist visas will no longer be required to show any Covid-19 documents such as proof of vaccination or a negative test result upon arrival.

Effective immediately, the relaxation makes Saudi Arabia one of the most accessible worldwide destinations, and social distancing requirements will also be removed, with masks required in enclosed public spaces only. 

“We welcome this decision by the central government, which protects both lives and livelihoods while welcoming travelers back to Saudi,” said Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

“The return to pre-pandemic levels of openness was made possible by our country’s ambitious vaccination program and other successful efforts to minimize the spread of the virus. By reducing costs and inconveniences for travelers, we are also supporting the many thousands of people who depend on tourism, while driving revenue to companies that have been severely affected by the pandemic.”

Fees for tourist visas will include a nominal fee for medical insurance which guarantees Covid-19 protection. 


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