Saudi Arabia to welcome fully vaccinated foreign travellers from August 1

Saudi Arabia to welcome fully vaccinated foreign travellers from August 1

The Saudi Arabia government has announced to lift the travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers coming from foriegn countries from August 1, 2021. The government on Friday made the huge announcement. Apparently, the nation is opening its borders for travellers after 17 months since the pandemic started.

As per Saudi Press Agency, the Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will allow fully jabbed tourists in the nation. Vaccinated travellers will not be required to quarantine if they have an official vaccination certificate along with a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours from the time of departure.

Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Al-Khateeb said, “We welcome tourists again, and we are very happy to receive the Kingdom’s guests again after a pause due to the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic.” He further added that they are focused on ensuring the safety of visitors to the Kingdom, so that tourists can enjoy exploring the country’s treasures, crucial destinations and other landmarks.

Saudi Arabia has also announced a three-year travel ban on its citizens if they visit any COVID-19 red list countries including India. Other red-listed countries are UAE, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Belarus and Vietnam.

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