Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that the country will open its doors to foreign tourists, and will lift the suspension of entry for tourist visa holders with effect from August 1, 2021.

Tourists will not be required to undergo an institutional quarantine, provided they present a vaccination certificate on arrival and proof of negative PCR tests within 72 hours from the time of departure.

All passengers are required to register their data regarding vaccination dosage through the new electronic portal dedicated to "https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home", in addition to registering their data through "Tavakkana". Is. Application.

The Tawakkalna application is mandatory to enter public places, given that those who have been fully vaccinated are those who have received two vaccination doses of one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom.

Vaccines Approved By Saudi Arabia

1. Pfizer/BioNTech: Comirnaty
2. Oxford/AstraZeneca: Vaxzevria
3. Johnson & Johnson: Ad26.COV2.S
4. Moderna: mRNA-1273
5. Sinopharm: BBIBP-CorV
6. Sinovac: CoronaVac

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.”

“We focused our efforts during the pause on close cooperation with our partners in all sectors to ensure a safe return through which visitors to the Kingdom can enjoy exploring its tourist treasures, important destinations, and landmarks, enjoy unique tourist experiences, and learn about the culture of generosity and hospitality characterizing Saudi society."

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