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Saudi Arabia to lift travel suspension starting May 17


RIYADH – Saudi Arabia will lift the suspension on Saudi nationals traveling abroad from Monday (May 17) at 1am, according to Saudi Press Agency on Monday (May 3).

Saudi nationals who have been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 and those under the age of 18 will be eligible to travel abroad.

Saudi nationals under the age of 18 will be required to undergo a 7-day home quarantine after returning to the country, with a PCR test taken at the end of the quarantine period.

Those under the age of 8 are exempt from the PCR test.

Here is the full list of those eligible to travel when the ban is lifted:

– Saudi nationals who received two full doses of Covid-19 vaccine

– Saudi nationals who received one dose, provided that 14 days have passed since they were vaccinated with the first dose, and as confirmed by Tawakkalna App

– Saudi nationals who have recovered from Covid-19, provided that they have spent less than six months since they were infected, and as confirmed by Tawakkalna App

– Saudi nationals under the age of 18 years, provided that they submit an insurance policy before travel approved by the Saudi Central Bank, covering the risks of Covid-19 outside Saudi Arabia. ICA/Expat Media

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