Saudi Arabia

Latest travel and entry requirements

Entry restrictions
COVID-19 test
Health declaration form
Quarantine upon arrival
Key tourist attractions
Visa requirements
  • Saudi Arabia has re-opened its borders for all passengers, whether vaccinated or not.
  • As per Ministry of Health's recent announcements, all passengers entering the Kingdom are no longer required to provide a vaccination proof or a negative report of pre-travel COVID-19 test. Quarantine rules are no longer in place as well.
  • Passengers can apply for visas through Visitsaudi.com.
  • Earlier on, foreign passengers were required to download and register on the Tawakkalna app (iOS; Android), but it is currently unclear if this is still required.
  • Passengers arriving from Ethiopia and Afghanistan had been required to obtain a prior permission to enter Saudi Arabia. With the government’s decision to resume flights with those countries, it is currently unclear if this requirement still applies.
  • All foreign visitors must have a valid health insurance that covers Covid-19 treatments. This doesn’t apply on Saudi national, GCC nationals as well as residents.
  • Entering the kingdom for Umrah purpose from permitted countries:
    • According to the government’s recent decisions, vaccination proof, pre-travel COVID-19 test as well as quarantine rules are no longer in effect. Moreover, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to register their vaccination details to get Umrah permits.
    • Umrah permits can be issued for all individuals, regardless of their vaccination status. Permits can be issued for children aged 5 years and above ; however, children below 5 years old are allowed to enter the Holy Mosque without any permit.
    • Permites will be regulated and issued through "Eatmarna" application (iOS; Android) and the Tawakkalna app. For more information about how to book the Umrah date through Eatamarna app, check here.
    • Children are allowed to enter the Two Holy Mosques with their parents
  • All travellers need to check the official health regulations before travelling to Saudi Arabia for up-to-date information on entry restrictions.
  • As per to the government’s recent decision, holders of all visa types from all countries can now perform Umrah. Learn more here.
  • Travelling outside Saudi Arabia:
    • Travelling to Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Armenia, Somalia, Congo, Venezuela, Belarus and Afghanistan is not allowed. Learn more about rules for travelling outside the Kingdom here. It's currently unclear if similar limitations apply on travellers coming from these countries to Saudi Arabia.
  • In order to be considered “immunised” in Saudi Arabia, passengers must meet the following criteria:
    • Saudi nationals: those with ‘Immune’ status in Tawakkalna application. This includes receiving the booster dose for those who are eligible to get a booster dose. (8 months after receiving the primary vaccine series).
    • Residents, non-Saudi nationals and non-residents: those who have received full doses of any vaccine approved in the Kingdom at least 14 days before. Those who have received full doses of any vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) but not approved in the Kingdom must get a third/booster dose of any vaccine approved in the Kingdom to be considered ‘immunised’.