Quarantine at the expense of non-citizen travelers, within the price of the ticket “GACA” announces new procedures for entering the Kingdom


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Today (Monday), the General Authority of Civil Aviation announced the implementation of new procedures for the entry of all non-citizen and excluded travelers to the Kingdom, provided that these procedures will start on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

And it issued a circular to the airlines operating in the Kingdom’s airports, in response to the Ministry of Interior’s statement regarding the institutional quarantine procedures for all arrivals to the Kingdom from countries that have not been suspended from arriving from.

And it directed the application of the institutional quarantine to non-citizen travelers and the excluded, unvaccinated groups, and those coming from countries from which their arrival has not been suspended. At their expense, and it will be included in the ticket price with a valid health insurance policy to cover the risks that may result from infection with the Coronavirus.

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And the airline stressed the need for all non-citizens and excluded immunized and unvaccinated travelers to carry health certificates approved in the Kingdom Corona virus examination certificates (PCR) not exceeding 72 hours from the flight time for those over 8 years or more.

They explained that immunized non-citizens and excluded groups who received full doses of one of the vaccines approved by the Ministry of Health are allowed to enter the Kingdom without the need for a quarantine period, provided they present an official vaccination certificate before and upon their arrival.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation obligated air carriers to contract with shelters and accommodation facilities approved by the Ministry of Tourism to accommodate non-citizen travelers and excluded groups who meet the conditions of institutional quarantine for a period of 7 days, provided that a smear is performed on the sixth day and the result is negative.

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