Institutional Quarantine for all those coming to Saudi Arabia from the countries that have not suspended

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The Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia stated that, in light of the great efforts made by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), and based on what was raised by the competent health authorities in the Kingdom. It has been decided to apply institutional quarantine measures to all arrivals to the Kingdom from countries that have not been suspended from coming.

The following categories are excluded from institutional quarantine, given that the precautionary measures approved by the Ministry of Health apply to them

1. Those arriving through the Air ports, for the following cases:

* Saudi Citizens, male and female citizens, citizen’s wife, citizen’s husband, sons and daughters of Saudi citizens, and domestic workers accompanying any of the above mentioned groups.

* Unvaccinated domestic workers accompanying a vaccinated resident.

* Vaccinated travelers.

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Official delegations.

* Those holding a diplomatic visas, diplomats and their families residing with them.

* Airline and Navigation Crews.

* Those involved in health supply chains, according to the Ministry of Health.

2. Those arriving through the Land and Sea ports, for the following cases:

* Citizens, male and female citizens, citizen’s wife, citizen’s husband, sons and daughters of citizens, and domestic workers accompanying any of the aforementioned groups.

* A person whose health condition appears ‘immunized’, and his companions under the age of 18 years.

Those holding a diplomatic visa, and diplomats and their families residing with them.

* Crews of marine vessels.

* Truck drivers and their assistants from all ports.

* Those involved in health supply chains, according to the Ministry of Health.

* The excluded cases, as determined by the concerned authorities.

– With the implementation of the home quarantine against them, except for the immunized, with an urgency on the need to obtain a valid health insurance document to cover the risks of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) approved by the official authorities in the Kingdom, and that is for all those coming to the Kingdom (who are not immunized), Procedures starting from Thursday, May 20, 2021.

– The ministry highlighted the need for everyone to adhere to precautionary measures and preventive measures, and not to be complacent in applying health requirements.

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The ministry stated that all the 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, and the relevant authorities will announce the regulations governing this.

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