Vaccinated travelers will not be subjected to quarantine upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government announced on Tuesday (June 1). The quarantine requirements for those who had been fully immunized were lifted by the Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation.
To be exempt from quarantine, travelers must also have a vaccination certificate attested by their home country. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson are among the vaccines that have been approved.
Travelers Vaccinated Against COVID-19 No Longer Required to Undergo Quarantine in Saudi Arabia
GACA has imposed a seven-day quarantine on unvaccinated foreign visitors, the Arab News reported.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, insisted that COVID vaccines are safe, effective, and necessary for protection. He also criticized the widespread misinformation surrounding them, claiming that it was impeding their ability to achieve herd immunity.
Saudi Arabia has performed 19,214,578 PCR tests to date, with 92,458 performed in the last 24 hours.
Since the outbreak, testing and treatment centers have served hundreds of thousands of people. Taakad centers offer testing to those who have no or mild symptoms, as well as those who believe they have come into contact with an infected person.
Tetamman clinics provide treatment and advice to people suffering from virus symptoms such as fever, loss of taste and smell, and difficulty breathing.
Appointments for both services are available through the ministry’s Sehhaty app.
Saudi Arabia has vaccinated 14,146,363 people so far.