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Saudi Arabia

Travel to Saudi Arabia

There are restrictions on the categories of passengers who can enter Saudi Arabia at this time. Please check the requirements before you travel. If you are travelling to Saudi Arabia, you must take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All non‑Saudis, except children 8 years and below, must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result issued by an accredited laboratory. The test must be done not later than 72 hours before the scheduled departure to the Kingdom and the test validity is from the time the sample was taken.

Quarantine

Saudi nationals, diplomats, health practitioners and their families coming from the below list of countries or transiting in any of these countries within (14) days prior to their return to Kingdom shall be quarantined in their homes for a period of (14) days in the kingdom:

  • Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United States of America, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India and Japan

Required forms

All passengers must complete the health disclaimer form provided on board and present it on arrival to the Airport Health Control Centre.

Travel Eligibility

Entry into the Kingdom is temporarily suspended for passengers coming from Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United States of America, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India and Japan. This includes those coming from other countries if they have passed through any of aforementioned countries during (14) days preceding the request to enter to the Kingdom.

This does not apply to Saudi Nationals, Saudi family members and their accompanying workers who have been in the suspended countries, diplomats, health practitioners and their families.

Travel from Saudi Arabia

If you are travelling from Saudi Arabia, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before you travel.

Required forms

Saudi nationals must have prior approval from the local authority to be eligible to travel from Saudi Arabia to or transit Dubai.

All nationalities, except Saudi nationals, are allowed to travel from Saudi Arabia to or transit Dubai.

Other information

Please refer to the Ministry of Health website for the list of authorised COVID-19 PCR testing centres in Saudi Arabia.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.