General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) directed that only citizens who have received two doses of any coronavirus vaccine approved in the Kingdom will be allowed to travel abroad with effect from Aug 09, 2021.

All airlines operating in the Kingdom's airports, including public airlines and private airlines, in relation to updating procedures for travel of citizens outside the Kingdom on international flights.

GACA issued a statement, there is an exemption for minor travellers under the age of 12 with the condition that they submit an insurance policy approved by the Saudi Central Bank that covers the risks of coronavirus infection outside the kingdom, as well as With people who have recovered from coronavirus infection within less than six months, and who have been infected with the virus and have received a single dose of vaccines approved in the Kingdom. The authority confirmed that these procedures would come into effect from August 9.

Recently, The Interior Ministry on Tuesday warned Saudi citizens against travelling to countries that have recently been placed on the no-travel list as these countries are currently seeing a surge in cases of coronavirus and its new forms.

Citizens travelling to countries where travel is prohibited in contravention of instructions issued by official authorities, warning that proven such deception requires legal accountability and heavy penalties. He said those found violating the instructions would be banned from travelling abroad for 3 years.

The statement calls on citizens to travel directly or indirectly to countries where the pandemic is not yet controlled and there are cases of mutated strains.

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