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Saudi Arabia travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements in 2023

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is Open for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is part of Asia with main city at Riyadh. Its Developing country with a population of 32M people. The main currency is Saudi Riyal. The languages spoken are Arabic.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Saudi Arabia

Open for travel

For entry into Saudi Arabia

International travel to Saudi Arabia is permitted. There are currently no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Other restrictions

The 'Tawakkalna' mobile app should be downloaded before arrival.
Additionally, foreign travelers are required to have valid medical insurance covering all COVID-19 costs for the entire duration of their stay. This does not apply to GCC citizens.

Additional documents required

An online 'registration immunization information form' must be completed within 72 hours before departure. - Registration immunization information form
For more details Saudia Airlines

Government measures

Although restrictions have been lifted, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Saudi Arabia can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are only required in some places of worship.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Please be advised bars are not allowed to operate in Saudi Arabia. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.


Please be advised nightclubs are not allowed to operate in Saudi Arabia. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Saudi Arabia

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine may be required
πŸ–οΈ Accepting Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Interior announced the lifting of restrictions from 5 March 2022.
Many public places have hygiene measures in place, including taking a temperature check and sanitising hands upon entry. You are required to show your health status on the Tawakkalna app ( before being allowed to enter. Wearing a face mask in enclosed public places is mandatory.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Saudi Arabia

Reconsider your need to travel

Saudi Arabia has lifted some of its COVID-19 entry requirements. You no longer need to quarantine on arrival or present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result. Check with your nearest Saudi Arabia embassy or consulate for the latest updates on travel requirements. We advise: Reconsider your need to travelΒ to Saudi Arabia overall due to terrorism and political tension. Higher levels apply in some areas.

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