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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Saudi Arabia
Data Last Updated: September 15, 2020

General Information

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Saudi Arabia has partially opened its borders for International travels.

Citizens of the GCC member countries will now be allowed to enter and exit the country. All travelers must provide proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 48 hours before their arrival. All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and be subject to a mandatory 7-day quarantine.

Saudi nationals, their non-Saudi family members, and domestic employees can return to the kingdom via selected land ports since Aug. 24.

Returning citizens or those allowed entry are subject to mandatory testing and/or 14 day quarantine.

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Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

All economic and commercial activities resumed operations, albeit with public health precautions such as facemasks and social distancing.

Work in the public sector has also been allowed to resume. Mosques across the country have been allowed to resume congregational and Friday prayers.

Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned until further notice.

Wearing face masks is mandatory in public.

Universities and religious schools remain closed nationwide.

Airlines & Transport

Authorities allowed the resumption of domestic flights May 31. All domestic flights will have to comply with safety guidelines established by the relevant authorities before being authorized to operate.

The suspension of international flights, as well as the closure of land and sea borders to passenger travel, will continue until further notice.

Land border crossings with Yemen and the UAE remain closed until further notice. Saudi land ports with Kuwait and Bahrain have been opened for Saudi nationals who wish to return without prior permission.


Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Test Required For Tourists From:

6 Countries

Bahrain

Kuwait

Oman

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

Not Allowing Tourists From:

237 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bangladesh

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Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

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Bhutan

Bolivia

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Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

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Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

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Cyprus

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

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Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

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Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

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Fiji

Finland

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Gabon

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Saint Barthélemy

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Vanuatu

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Venezuela

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Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Information for Non-Tourists

Saudi Arabian authorities extended the validity of all expired visas for expatriates who are currently outside the kingdom for a period of three months from July 27.

The measure is an attempt to ease the return of Saudi Arabian residents who cannot return to the kingdom due to a ban on all commercial international flights.

On Aug. 24, Saudi Arabian authorities permitted Saudi nationals, their non-Saudi family members, and domestic employees to return to the kingdom via selected land ports.

Those returning must provide proof of their relationship and obtain prior approval before their arrival. The measures currently only apply to the following land ports: Khafji, Al-Raqi, Al-Batha, and the King Fahd Causeway.

All those returning must comply with existing or future preventive measures upon their return.

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Cases

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Deaths

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Cases Per Million
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