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Saudi Arabia to lift travel ban on citizens from May 17 – MOI

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry announced today (Sunday) that travel restrictions on citizens will be lifted on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 1:00 a.m.

The kingdom will open its land, sea and air borders on Monday, May 17 the ministry clarified in its statement.

According to the ministry’s statement, the following three categories will be permitted to travel outside the kingdom: Related: Resumption of international flights does not include 20 countries facing travel ban, says Saudi Airlines

1, Citizens who received two full doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, as well as those who received a single dose, if 14 days have passed since the initial dose, according to the Tawakkalna app.

2, Citizens who have recovered from coronavirus infection are also permitted to travel outside the kingdom if they were infected less than six months ago, as per the Tawakkalna app’s records.

3, Citizens under the age of 18 will also be permitted to travel outside the kingdom; however, they must present a valid health insurance policy approved by the Saudi central bank that covers the risk of Covid-19.

They will have to remain in home quarantine for seven days following their return to the Kingdom and also they will have to undergo a PCR test at the end of the quarantine period.

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