The adoption of the validity of lifting the suspension of the travel of citizens outside the Kingdom .. And the “Ministry of Interior” clarifies the categories that are allowed to travel


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Today (Sunday) the Ministry of Interior announced the approval of lifting the suspension of citizens’ travel outside the Kingdom, starting at 1:00 am on Monday, Shawwal 5, 1442 AH, corresponding to May 17, 2021 AD, for a number of categories.

The ministry said in a statement, that it is a supplement to the statement issued on Jumada Al-Thani 16, 1442 AH, corresponding to January 29, 2021 AD, regarding the date of lifting the suspension of travel for citizens, and the full opening of land, sea and air ports, starting from one o’clock in the morning on Monday, Shawwal 5, 1442 AH, corresponding to May 17, 2021 AD. It has been decided, based on what was submitted by the competent health authorities, to adopt the validity of lifting the suspension for the following categories:

First: Immunized citizens who received two full doses of the (Covid 19) vaccine, as well as those who received one dose, provided that 14 days have passed since they were vaccinated with the first dose, according to what appears in the application (Tawakolna).

Second: Citizens recovering from the Coronavirus, provided that they have spent less than (6) months of being infected with the virus, according to what appears in the (Tawakolna) application.

Third: Citizens under the age of 18 years, provided that they present before travel an insurance policy approved by the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia, covering the risks of (Covid 19) outside the Kingdom, according to the instructions announced by the relevant authorities.

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They are subjected to home quarantine after returning to the Kingdom for a period of (7) days, provided that a PCR examination is done at the end of the quarantine period, and persons under the age of (8) years are excluded from the examination, and this category is modified according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health.

The source stressed the need for everyone to adhere to the precautionary and preventive measures, and not to be complacent in applying health requirements, such as social distancing, wearing a muzzle and continuously disinfecting hands.

The source indicated that all precautionary measures and preventive measures related to travel are subject to continuous evaluation by the Public Health Authority (Weqaya), according to the developments of the epidemiological situation.

The source urged travelers to observe the procedures and restrictions imposed by other countries, in order to avoid any problems or difficulties they may face, and the need to take caution when traveling to high-risk countries, where the disease has a high outbreak, according to what is announced periodically by the competent authorities.

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Source : Akhbar 24

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