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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Week 22 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is lifting a ban on travelers arriving from 11 countries that it imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Saudi state news agency said on Saturday, but will still require quarantine procedures. In other news, the second dose of coronavirus vaccine is available for people over the age of 60 and above…
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Week 21 – News Update from the Kingdom

Ministry of Health (MOH) statement came in response to a query about the importance of receiving a second jab. The authorities added that there are four approved vaccines in the Kingdom: AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna. In other news, MOH has denied cancellation of the second dose anti-COVID-19 vaccine. The Priority service has…
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Eid Mubarak!

On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, AEI Saudi would like to wish you and your families a peaceful, happy and safe holiday. Please note that our offices will be closed from Wed 12 May 2021, opening again on Sunday 23 May 2021.

Week 19 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudia airline has issued new travel guidelines for 38 countries with high rates of coronavirus cases prior to borders reopening on May 17 for vaccinated citizens. In other news, all public and private sector workers wishing to attend a workplace in Saudi Arabia will be required to have taken a COVID-19 vaccination, the human resources…
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Week 18 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Finance, Mohammed Al-Jadaan has said that tripling value-added tax (VAT) to 15% was the best among the bitter choices the government took during 2020. Saudi Arabia will review its VAT increase after the coronavirus pandemic ends. In other news, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave a televised interview on Tuesday…
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Week 17 – News Update from the Kingdom

The Saudi Central Bank announced its objective to issue a “Two Hundred” denomination of the Saudi currency, on the five-year anniversary of launching “Kingdom’s Vision 2030”, in the reign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. In other news, the resumption of international flights at 1 a.m. on May 17 will exclude…
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AEI in the News!

Follow the links below to read an insight from AEI CEO Stuart D’Souza and Sovereign KSA Managing Director Paul Arnold. Both Stuart and Paul share why the KSA market is more fruitful than ever, with over a 50% rise in commercial activity compared to pre covid levels. Arab News: https://www.arabnews.com/node/1846146 Arabian Business: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/politics-economics/462389-saudi-arabia-sees-50-percent-increase-in-commercial-activity-in-q1-2021    …
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