“Civil Aviation”: Updating the procedure and reducing the period of institutional quarantine for residents and visitors.

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The General Authority of Civil Aviation has instructed airlines to update the mechanism and procedures for entering the Kingdom for residents and visitors from the countries from which they are allowed to come, and to reduce the period of institutional quarantine.

The authority’s instructions were as follows:

First: The unvaccinated person who has received one dose of the approved vaccines in the Kingdom, provided that he submits a negative (PCR) examination of a sample taken within 72 hours prior to departure to the Kingdom at the latest, and that institutional quarantine procedures are applied to him for a period of five days, and that an Corona examination within 24 hours of arrival and another examination on the fifth day, and the period of institutional quarantine ends with the appearance of a negative result of the examination.

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Second: The arrival who has completed one of the vaccines not approved by the World Health Organization and the Kingdom, or who has completed one of the vaccines approved by the Health Organization and not approved in the Kingdom; A negative (PCR) examination is submitted within 72 hours before departure to the Kingdom, and institutional quarantine procedures are applied to it for a period of 5 days, provided that a corona examination is conducted within 24 hours of arrival and another examination on the fifth day, then the quarantine period ends with the appearance of a negative examination.

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The authority urged those coming to the Kingdom to adhere to the times of the Corona examination based on what appears to them in the chronological service in the Tawakkalna application, after their arrival.

And it indicated that it is allowed to enter the companions with the immune from their relatives as follows:

First: Unprotected companions under the age of 18 are subject to home quarantine procedures for a period of 5 days, provided that a corona examination is conducted for those who have completed 18 years or older on the fifth day, and they are committed to applying the precautionary measures determined by the Ministry of Health.

Second: The procedures for institutional quarantine are applied to unprotected companions who have completed 18 years or more.

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The authority indicated that these procedures will be implemented from Thursday 16/2/1443 AH corresponding to 9/23, 2021 AD at 12 noon.

They stressed that the resident must complete the doses of the Corona vaccine available in the Kingdom after the end of the institutional quarantine period, and whoever completed one of the approved vaccines in the Health Organization and not approved in the Kingdom (currently the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines) should obtain a booster dose from one of the vaccines available in the Kingdom after arrival.

The arrivals must also register on the “Qadoom” platform before arriving in the Kingdom, noting that isolation procedures will be applied according to the protocols of the Ministry of Health for those whose sample results are positive, and recovery from the virus is not considered as a justification for not applying the institutional stone.

The authority also decided to amend the home health isolation procedures for male and female citizens, so that the non-vaccinated ones would be quarantined for a period of five days, and that a corona examination would be conducted on the fifth day.

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