Week 26 – News Update from the Kingdom

The Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) will start inoculating young people aged 12 to 18 against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine following the approval of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA). In other news, Saudi Arabia’s National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases has given its approval for using different COVID-19 vaccines for the first…
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Week 25 – News Update from the Kingdom

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Thursday that a high COVID-19 immunization rate had been achieved among members of the Kingdom’s population aged 60 years and over. MOH will resume scheduling appointments for second doses of COVID-19 vaccine, starting from July. In other news, all foreigners travelling to Saudi Arabia must register their coronavirus…
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Travel to Saudi Arabia from the US or the UK

On the 29th May 2021 the Saudi authorities announced that flights from 11 countries would resume subject to a set of updated restrictions and requirements. There remains a ‘red list’ (paragraph 17) of countries from which direct travel to the Kingdom is not permitted. Travellers from red list countries must spend at least 14 days…
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Week 24 – News Update from the Kingdom

The Tawakkalna application is now available globally and its services can be accessed in 75 countries, representing the first phase of the countries in which the application is operational. In other news, Saudi Arabia will automatically renew the validity of residence permits (Iqama), exit and re-entry visas of expats stranded abroad until July 31, 2021,…
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Week 23 – News Update from the Kingdom

General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) stated that travellers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) do not need to quarantine upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, but they must have vaccination certificates that have been attested by authorities in their home country. In other news, the categories of people exempt from workplace…
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