Saudi Arabia announced Friday it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists. The entry for tourist visa holders will start from August 1. Travellers vaccinated with Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna or J&J jabs will be able to enter the kingdom.

       

Saudi Arabia To Reopen To Vaccinated Tourists After 17-Month Covid Closure

WHAT?

Saudi Arabia announced it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists.

WHEN?

Friday, 30/07/2021

HOW?

"The Ministry of Tourism announced that the Kingdom will open its doors to foreign tourists, and lift... the suspension of entry for tourist visa holders, starting from August 1," the Saudi Press Agency reported.

It said travellers fully vaccinated with Saudi-approved jabs -- Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson -- will be able to enter the kingdom "without the need for an institutional quarantine period".

Travellers should also have proof of a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within the last 72 hours and register their details with health authorities.