In a recent update, Saudi Arabia has decided to completely do away with the PCR test or rapid antigen test results while those on tourist visas to the Kingdom will have medical insurance to cover any COVID-19 treatment costs and quarantine for arrivals to make the travel of arrivals easier in the kingdom.

The ministry official said that the decision has been taken on the basis of developments in the epidemiological situation of the virus, response from competent health authorities, progress achieved in tackling the pandemic, unlimited support of the leadership, effective national efforts of all. aspects, progress in the national immunization program and higher rates of vaccination and immunity achieved in the community as a whole.

Saudi Arabia will suspend social distancing measures at the Grand Holy Mosque, Holy Mosque of the Prophet, mosques while continuing to wear masks inside these facilities, as well as social distancing measures in all open and closed spaces, activities and events.

further more, people will not be required to wear masks in open areas, although wearing masks in closed areas is still mandatory.

Saudi Arabia also lifted the suspension on direct arrivals in the Kingdom, and all flights to and from the Kingdom in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauritius, Zambia. Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, Comoros, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Afghanistan.

The official stressed the importance of the implementation of the National Vaccination Plan, which includes taking booster doses, and implementing procedures to verify health status on the Tawakkalna app to enter facilities.


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