The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has directed all airlines, including general aviation and private aviation, operating services in the Kingdom’s airports to start the necessary procedures for the resumption of the travel of citizens outside the Kingdom and their return to the Kingdom effective from May 17.
All the airports in the Kingdom are fully geared up for the operation of services, the authority said in a circular sent to all the airlines.
The Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday that Saudi Arabia would open its land, sea and air borders completely from 1:00 a.m. Monday, May 17.
GACA stated that citizens who have been permitted to travel include those who received two doses of coronavirus vaccine or those who passed 14 days after taking the first dose of the vaccine.
Citizens who have recovered from coronavirus infection will be allowed to travel provided that they have spent less than six months since their infection as confirmed by the data displayed on Tawakkalna App.
Citizens under the age of 18 years will also be allowed to travel on the condition that they submit before travel an insurance policy approved by the Saudi Central Bank, covering the risks of COVID-19 outside Saudi Arabia in accordance with the instructions announced by the relevant authorities.
These people have to remain in home quarantine for a period of seven days after returning to the Kingdom and a PCR test shall be taken at the end of the quarantine period, while children under the age of eight years are exempted from the PCR test.