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Saudi: 7-day paid institutional quarantine for unvaccinated arrivals

All non-citizens who have not received the Covid-19 vaccine and arrive in Saudi Arabia starting Thursday, May 20, will be subjected to seven days of mandatory paid institutional quarantine.

A statement to this effect was issued by an official at the Ministry of Interior, and reported by state-run Saudi Press Agency, on Monday.

The institutional quarantine is enforced at a facility under the supervision of the health authorities as opposed to home quarantine.

The unvaccinated travelers also must undergo a PCR test for coronavirus on the first and seventh day of their arrival.

Individuals who are exempted from the mandatory institutional quarantine upon arrival include:

  • Citizens, their spouses and children, along with domestic workers accompanying them
  • Unvaccinated domestic workers accompanying a vaccinated resident
  • Fully vaccinated travelers
  • Official delegations
  • Individuals carrying a diplomatic visa, diplomats and their families residing with them
  • Airline, sea crews, and truck drivers and their assistants
  • Individuals involved in health supply chains

The ministry of interior official added that people from the previously published list of countries where travel to the kingdom is restricted, will continue to be barred entry into the country.


Saudi Gazette

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