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Guideline for travelling to mainland Saudi Arabia during COVID 19


Nasif Fardin
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Travelling to Saudi Arabia could be a little tricky during COVID-19. The travel protocols here are subject to sudden change(s). Besides, Saudi Arabia only allows entry to travellers who have taken vaccine doses from one of the country's approved list of vaccines.

The following are the rules that an Indian citizen travelling to Saudi Arabia during COVID must abide by (applicable for other South-Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan):

-You’ll need to provide negative results from a PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before your trip.

- Obtain and provide proof of medical insurance that will cover the costs of COVID-19 treatment (in the event you become sick). For example, your insurance should cover any treatment costs incurred at outpatient clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals, including an institutional quarantine for a period of 14 days.

-Everyone who enters Saudi Arabia must be vaccinated with an approved vaccine. Before traveling, make sure you complete this Registration Immunization Information Form through the following website: https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home (which will also provide a list of approved vaccines).

 

The list of approved Vaccines

Pfizer/BioNTech: Comirnaty

Oxford/AstraZeneca: Vaxzevria, Covishield & SK Bioscience

Johnson & Johnson: Ad26.COV2.S

Moderna: mRNA-1273 & Spikevax

Sinopharm: BBIBP-CorV

Sinovac: CoronaVac

Sputnik V

Bharat Biotech: Covaxin

 

Source https://www.visitsaudi.com/en/health-regulations


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Rishabh Verma
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Should the extra medical insurance cover costs for institutional quarantine or can I just quarantine myself at a hotel/where I'm supposed to be staying? 


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Abdulrahman Ibn Aziz
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@rvlmann6 no, it has to cover costs for institutional quarantine, because that is the requirement. 


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