Travel Requirements

Several categories of Saudi Residents are allowed to travel outside the Kingdom

Starting from Monday 9th of August 2021

Allowing the transport of Saudi Citizen’s on international flights to the permitted countries with the condition of receiving the full doses for one of the approved vaccines in the Kingdom.

Exemptions:

  • Children under the age of 12, who will be required to obtain a valid health insurance policy, approved by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) to cover the risks of coronavirus (Covid-19).
  • Individuals who recovered from the coronavirus provided that they have spent less than 6 months from being infected with the virus.
  • Recovered citizens from (COVID-19) and they have received one dose of the approved vaccines in the Kingdom.

Please make sure to:

  • Abide by all precautionary and preventive measures and including maintaining social distancing, wearing a face mask, and sanitizing hands regularly.
  • Travelers should observe procedures and restrictions set by other countries and should keep alert in high-risk countries witnessing a high number of infections.

International Destination Travel (Mandatory Rules)

Kindly select your destination to check the latest up to date mandatory rules.

Please ensure that you have the necessary permits or permissions to enter / re-enter each of the below countries.

In accordance with the General Authority of Civil Aviation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an update set of mandatory provision will take effect from the 20th of May 2021 until further notice.

Conditions for All passengers arriving into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:

  • All non-citizen passengers and their companions must complete filling out their immunization data in the “vaccination registration” website before departure to the Kingdom through this link.
  • passenger must verify registration by one of the following options:
    • Presenting a successful registration message on the mobile phone “SMS”.
    • Printed certificate with the registration number.
    • Verifying the registration using passport number through the website mentioned above.
  • All guests must download and register on Tetamman and Tawakkalna Applications.
  • The health status will be checked in the Tawakkalna app when booking your ticket or issuing your boarding pass. You may be prevented from traveling if you are suspicion infection with the emerging corona virus, or if the health condition in the Tawakkalna application does not allow travel.
  • All guests must fill out and sign Health Disclaimer Form then hand it over to health control center upon arrival at airport.
  • The transport of non- Saudi citizens travelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia coming from the United Kingdom, South Africa as well as from any other country being specified by the competent health authorities, in which the new variant of the new coronavirus (B. 1, 1, 7) is spread, shall spend no less than (14) Days outside the country in which the new coronavirus variant is spread before entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with (PCR) examination after the expiration of this period, proving that passenger is COVID-19 infection-free.
  • Non-Saudi Passengers are not allowed to board unless they provide a negative result (PCR) test from verified laboratory abroad and it must be done not later that (72) hours before arriving to the kingdom .
  • The (PCR) test is limited to Non-Saudi only who are over the age of (8) years.

Those who are not affected include:

  • Immune:

The exception applies on passengers who provide a certificate of evidence that they have received (COVID 19) vaccination with one of the following vaccines:

  • A. Two doses of Pfizer biontech vaccine
  • B. Two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines
  • C. Two doses of the Moderna vaccine.
  • D. One does of Johnson Vaccine

Vaccine certificates are required to be certified by official health authorities from the country that provided the vaccination for incoming passengers, and the duration between receiving the last dose (the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine) should not be less than 14 days before traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Vaccine certificates may be verified upon arrival at the checkpoints of the kingdom. Travelers must carry their vaccine certificates at all times during their stay in the kingdom (Or prove of health status through applications and accredited programs in the kingdom). Failure to comply with these regulations makes travellers subject to legal liabilities in addition to being denied entry to the Kingdom.

Non-Saudi citizens (and those exempt) who wish to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have to register their vaccination details on a dedicated online portal which will allow those who are vaccinated to store their immunization data electronically, contributing to the facilitating of their procedures upon arrival and after completing all the necessary regular procedures. Please complete your vaccine registration here

For citizens:

Whose status shows (immune) in (Tawaklna) application by completing their vaccinations against (COVID_19), those who have passed (14) days after their first dose or those who have recovered from (COVID_19) in a period not exceeding (6) months.

For residents:

All residents coming to Saudi Arabia are required to have a negative PCR test result within a period not exceeding 72 hours from the time of arrival, regardless of immunization status.

For non-residents and first-time visitors:

Who have completed (14) days since receiving all doses of the vaccination (by an authorized vaccine by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), while providing a certificate or proof in accordance with the requirements set by the Ministry of Health.

Non- Saudi / Citizens must follow (where the above does not apply):

Please abide the precautionary regulations and requirements set by authorities tasked with preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the Kingdom, including:

All unvaccinated visitors coming from countries not facing ban need to go into institutional quarantine upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom.

All international travelers arriving to Saudi Arabia must complete their institutional quarantine at their own expense starting from the time of arrival at the institutional quarantine facilities.

From the 20th of May 2021 it is mandatory for all unvaccinated travelers to abide by institutional quarantine procedures for a period of 7 days and obtain a valid health insurance document to cover the risks of coronavirus. 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.

Passengers under the following categories would be exempt from the institutional quarantine and its procedures mentioned, provided that the precautionary measures of MOH are applied:

  • Saudi citizens, citizen spouses and their mothers, citizen’s children and domestic workers accompanying any of individuals mentioned in these categories. Non-immune travelers, in this category, shall comply with home quarantine for a period of 7 days, and be allowed to take the COVID-19 PCR test starting on the 6th day of quarantine.
  • Non-immune domestic workers accompanying an immune resident. Non-immune travelers shall comply with home quarantine for a period of 7 days, and be allowed to take the COVID-19 PCR test starting on the 6th day of quarantine.
  • Immune travellers (Defined above).
  • Those holding a diplomatic visa, diplomats, and their residing families, and their domestic workers on the basis that they adhere to the quarantine procedures by staying in their homes in according to the MOH approved regulations.
  • Cabin Crews.
  • Those involved in health supply chains, according to MOH.

Institutional quarantine:

All those coming to the Kingdom (unvaccinated) must obtain a valid health insurance policy to cover the risks of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), approved by the official authorities in the Kingdom.

The duration of the institutional quarantine for all travelers arriving to Saudi Arabia, with the exception of the categories mentioned above, is for a period of 7-days for all permitted countries by the institutional quarantine method and will be effective from the time of arrival to the institutional quarantine.

In accordance with the form prepared by the Public Health Authority, Passengers must take a PCR test after 24 hours of arrival and on the 7th day of arrival. If the result is negative, they are permitted to leave quarantine on the 8th day. (Children under the age of eight are exempt from taking both PCR tests)

General Provisions of Institutional Quarantine:

  • Institutional quarantine shall be for 6 Nights / 7 days in the city of arrival.
  • Travelers who intend on visiting Saudi Arabia should have medical insurance that covers (COVID-19) treatment. (This excludes citizens, residents, and GCC citizens). The insurance should cover the costs of treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies, and hospitals; including institutional quarantine for a period of up to 14 days.
  • You will be required to perform two (PCR) tests for passengers after checking into their institutional quarantine establishments on the first day of arrival (within 24 hours of arrival) as well as on the seventh day to confirm that there are no symptoms before checking out.
  • All passengers must carry a valid passport (including GCC citizens)
  • Passengers who do not meet the requirements shall be denied boarding / returned

The reservation of the institutional quarantine can be bought here.

Preventive Measures for Travelers Arriving to Saudi Arabia during COVID-19 Pandemic.

After entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Release of Institutional quarantine):

  • Comply with isolation/quarantine according to time and location decided and mentioned in documents signed by traveler, update health status and report symptoms to health authorities. Violations of isolation/quarantine requirements are subjected to penalty not exceeding (200,000) Saudi Riyals or imprisonment for up to 2 years, or both. Repeated violations are subject to doubled penalties.
  • Comply with preventive measures after completion of isolation/quarantine period:
    • Social distancing and violation of preventive measures is penalized by (1,000) Saudi Riyals, including not using face-masks, not maintaining social distancing, refusing temperature screening at entrance to public or private facilities, and not complying with assigned protocols for persons with fever. Penalties are doubled when violations are repeated.
    • Avoid large gatherings and not to invite to such gatherings. Violations are penalized by (10,000) Saudi Riyals. Penalties are doubled when violations are repeated.

Please refer to the Ministry of Health website for the list of authorized PCR testing centers in Saudi Arabia.

  • Request healthcare when symptoms suggestive of infection appear, by calling health authorities on 937 and comply with preventive measures to protect the public.
  • Failure to comply with circular issued by GACA is an explicit violation of government orders, and legal procedures will be initiated against the violator who will be held responsible for the violation.

All passengers travelling to Albania must have one of the following documents:

  • Vaccination passport not older than two weeks from the date of entry; OR
  • PCR test performed up to 72 hours before entry; OR
  • Rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours before entry; OR
  • Valid document proving that you have passed or recovered from Covid-19 up to 6 months after recovery;

These criteria also applies to those travelers who transit through Albania.

Albanian citizens and residents in Albania, who return and do not have one of the documents mentioned above, must be isolated for 10 days and inform the health authorities to perform a test at the end of isolation.

Exceptions:

  • Children up to the age of 6.

Other Instructions:

  • Only travelling passengers will enter the airport building, avoiding being escorted by their family members.
  • Passengers must respect the social distance of 1.5 meters during the entire stay at the airport.
  • Priority is given to the elderly, people in need and families with minor children.
  • For more information Click here.

Please keep in mind the local measures that are currently in force:

  • Restricted public movement between 23.00 P.M to 06.00 A.M, except for health reasons or emergencies.
  • Masks remain mandatory for indoors and public transportation. It is recommended to keep the mask in all those places where is not possible to keep social distance and for those which have not received the full dose of vaccination.
  • Restricted activities from 23.00 P.M to 06.00 A.M for restaurants, except the delivery service.
  • Outdoor gatherings will be allowed up to 50 people, following the protocol of rules and social distance, set by the Institute of Public Health Albania. http://www.ishp.gov.al/.
  • Sports championships, the activities of theatres, artistic, cultural performances, and conferences will be allowed with the presence of fans, with a reduced capacity of up to 30% according to the IPH protocol.
  • Please visit the page of the Civil Aviation Authority Albania, for more information regarding flights and list of countries: http://www.aac.gov.al/.
  • For more information about the Covid-19 data’s in Albania, Click Here.
  • For further information on COVID-19 visit this page or call local number 127.
  • For psychological support call the green line 08004040.
  • All passengers travelling from Saudi Arabia are not allowed to enter Azerbaijan until 1 August 2021.
    • Currently allowed travelers: Nationals of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, Qatar, Russian Fed., Turkey, USA and United Arab Emirates, and British nationals.
  • Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Azerbaijan.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 1 year.
  • British nationals and nationals of Bahrain, Hungary, Qatar, Russian Fed., Turkey, USA, and United Arab Emirates must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.
  • Residents of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
    • This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.
  • flynas is striving to make every effort to keep our travelers safe, which is the reason we’re providing regularly updated, COVID Information and Travel Requirements guidelines. Get more information about travel restrictions to Bosnia and Herzegovina prior to booking your flight ticket and before travelling to the country.
  • Covid 19 Bosnia and Herzegovina Latest Updates
    • Since September 2020, the country has required proof of a negative PCR test issued 48 hours prior to arrival, in order to be permitted entry into the country.
  • Temporary suspended flights to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Commercial flights are operating to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The following airports are open for international arrivals and departures: Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka and Mostar. There are currently no suspended flights or travel restrictions.
  • Required Forms
  • Residents returning to Bosnia
    • Valid passport
  • Tourists travelling to Bosnia
    • Valid passport and visa
    • Document proving vaccination or negative PCR / COVID test
  • Quarantine
  • Currently, there is no quarantine period required for visitors or citizens.
  • Exemptions
  • At the moment all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, along with their spouses and children (regardless of their nationality) are exempt from undergoing the test or providing documentation thereof. The exemption also extends to travellers with a diplomatic or service passport who are on duty, transport personnel like truck drivers and NATO military.
  • On Arrival
  • While there are no lockdown measures in effect, please be aware of the safety precautions and restrictions in place. A daily curfew is in effect from 23h00-05h00. Grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants are open but will close at 23h00. Social distancing regulations limit the number of people at public gatherings. People are required to wear a mask in public areas and when using public transportation.

Passengers travelling to Egypt with a vaccination certificate:

Passengers arriving with vaccination certificates from countries not affected by mutated strains of Coronavirus, directly or indirectly, during the previous 14 days, the following procedure is applied:

  • Reviewing the vaccination certificate in the passenger’s possession and accepting the certificates approved in the country (issuing authority) without abrasion, striking out or adding and containing a valid QR code to accept the certificates after checking with the issuing authority.
  • Approval of vaccines that have been approved by the World Health Organization and the Egyptian Medicines Authority, the vaccination certificate is considered valid in Egypt after 14 days of receiving the second dose of (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik) or after 14 days of receiving the first dose of Johnson & Johnson.

Passengers arriving with vaccination certificates from countries affected by mutated strains of Coronavirus (India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Brazil, and Latin America) directly or indirectly during the previous 14 days, the following procedure is applied:

  • Reviewing the vaccination certificate in the passenger’s possession and accepting the certificates approved in the country (issuing authority) without abrasion, striking out or adding and containing a valid QR code to accept the certificates after checking with the issuing authority.
  • All passengers must take ID NOW COVID test, and in case the result is positive, a PCR test is requested at the arrival airport, and if the PCR test result is positive, the passenger must be transferred to the hospital and the relevant protocol must be applied.
  • Passengers travelling to Egypt without vaccination certificates:
    • All passengers, including Egyptian nationals, will need to carry a printed negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate from an accredited lab in English or Arabic for a test taken within 72 hours of flight's departure time. Children under 6 years old and transit passengers are exempted from the negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate requirement.

PCR test certificate must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Passengers flying from KSA to Egypt should conduct the PCR test from one of the approved laboratories only.
  • The certificate must be stamped by the laboratory, hospital or including a QR code “instead of the stamp” and must include the following information:
    • The date and time the sample was taken
    • Details of the type of sample taken for the swab
    • Indicating that the type of test is (RT - PCR).
    • Certificate is accepted in Arabic or English language.
  • Required Documents:
    • Passengers are required to complete a declaration form available to download in English and Arabic.
  • Restrictions for Sharm El Sheikh & Hurghada
    • International Passengers (who are travelling directly) to (Sharm El Sheikh & Hurghada) airports who failed to submit a valid PCR test (72 hours before flight departure time), shall undergo the PCR test upon arrival to those airports with charge of 30 USD.
    • Those passengers will be isolated in their hotels till the PCR test result is received and In case the PCR is positive, passenger will be self-isolated in his / her room at the hotel and to coordinate with the Egyptian Ministry of health.
  • Required Forms
  • Please be advised that it is obligatory to complete a special application form detailing your travel history from the last two weeks (14 days) before entering Georgia.
  • Residents returning to Georgia
  • Georgia residents returning home will need to have the following documents:
    • Valid passport
    • Negative PCR / COVID test results
  • Tourists travelling to Georgia
  • Tourists must be in possession of the following travel documents:
    • Valid passport and visa
    • Pre-registration form (completed)
    • A negative PCR / COVID test issued 72 hours prior to travel, or a document proving fully vaccination status.
  • Quarantine
  • There is currently no quarantine period with the exception of those who have travelled visited and travelled to India in the past 14 days. These visitors, regardless of nationality, will be required to undergo a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days. Georgian nationals who are unable to produce a valid PCR test at the border will be required to self-isolate for a period of eight days.
  • Exemptions
  • Representatives of diplomatic missions and international organisations, family members of Georgian citizens, train and truck drivers involved in the transport of goods, and people who are part of a recognised humanitarian mission are exempt from the travel restrictions.
  • On Arrival
  • Please keep the following safety precautions in mind: all citizens and foreign travellers are required to wear a face mask when entering a public space. There is a national curfew from 22h00-05h00 (except for emergencies). Restaurants are open for service but will remain closed on the weekends, while delivery and drive-through services are fully operational throughout the week.
  • Prohibited medicines:
  • All passengers must follow the instructions of Georgia airports customs shown on Its website about some medicines that are prohibited for a passenger to carry except with a verified translated prescription, including:
    • Panadol Extra
    • Fevadol Plus
  • Knowing that the violating passengers will be referred to investigation and then to the Public Prosecution to issue a fine of no less than (10,000 Georgian Lari), equivalent to (3,086 US dollars), or imprisonment for a period ranging from 3 to 5 years.
  • Georgian fully vaccinated passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia must have a verified Covid-19 vaccination form “Georgian and English” that includes “QR” code.

All passengers traveling on flynas to Jordan are required to follow the instructions and guidelines provided by the Jordanian authorities in order to maintain their safety:

  • Passengers are required to visit the portal prior to departure, complete the required form, and obtain the QR code which is mandatory to be presented prior to boarding and upon arrival. All passengers are required to submit Passenger Health Declaration and Locator form before boarding.
  • Passengers must have a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the first boarded flight. (Regarding Egypt, Turkey and Iraq only PCR test from approved labs should be accepted)

Exemptions:

  • Children under the age of 5 years.
  • Diplomatic QR holders (diplomats and employees of regional and international organizations (and their dependents and family members holding diplomatic passports, special passports, or regular passports) have a permanent diplomatic QR code that its validity does not expire, and it is possible to return with this code to Jordan for several trips.

Authorized Labs:

  • Turkey: Click here
  • Baghdad: Click here
  • Erbil: Click here
  • Egypt: Central Laboratories of the Egyptian Ministry of Health, Reference Labs (Ain Shams Specialized Hospital), AlBorg Labs and Almokhtabar Labs, and Armed Forces Medical Research and Blood Bank
  • PCR test is required upon arrival and each passenger has to register and pay amount of 28 JOD through the https://www.visitjordan.gov.jo portal

Exemptions:

  • Passengers who have completed full doses of the vaccine with vaccinations certificate.
  • Children under the age of 5 years.
  • Diplomatic QR holders (diplomats and employees of regional and international organizations (and their dependents and family members holding diplomatic passports, special passports, or regular passports) have a permanent diplomatic QR code that its validity does not expire, and it is possible to return with this code to Jordan for several trips.
  • Proof of health insurance is mandatory for non-Jordanians.

Exemptions:

  • Medical Tourism Patients.
  • Diplomatic QR holders (diplomats and employees of regional and international organizations (and their dependents and family members holding diplomatic passports, special passports, or regular passports) have a permanent diplomatic QR code that its validity does not expire, and it is possible to return with this code to Jordan for several trips.

Traveling from India:

Jordanian passengers and their families (spouse and children):

  • Passengers who stayed 14 up to 45 days outside India prior to traveling to Jordan will be subject to 14 days self-quarantine.
  • Airlines are responsible to ensure that Jordanian passengers and their families traveling to Jordan from India through transit airports, or who spent less than 14 days outside India to sign the indemnity form for institutional quarantine at the airport hotel for 14 days and to pay to the hotel the required charges for the whole 14 nights with the amount of 55 JOD and applicable taxes for each night.

Transit Passengers:

Transit passengers are allowed at Jordanian Airports as follows:

  • PCR test required 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure.
  • The planned transfer time is not exceeding 10 hrs.

Passengers with full course vaccination:

  • Negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours before scheduled arrival time to Jordan. “PCR test is not required upon arrival”.
  • Medical certificate proving that full course of vaccination has been completed to be shown either in paper or electronic copy.
  • Register on the platform “VISIT JORDAN” to get QR code.
  • Submit passenger health declaration and locator form in the counter before boarding.

Vaccinations certificates proving that full course of vaccination has been completed issued from the following countries are approved: (Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, EU Countries, Japan, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunis, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA).

The vaccination certificate shall be in the Arabic or English language only and presented to airline personnel prior to boarding.

Please Note:

Any passenger gives falsified or incorrect information is subject to a fine of 10,000 JOD. Passengers travelling out of Jordan can use their PCR test certificate to travel back to Jordan provided that PCR test is conducted within 120 hours prior to the arrival time to Jordan.

Departure from the state of Kuwait:

  • Citizens

No travel permitted out from the state of Kuwait except for citizens who are vaccinated with one of the approved vaccines by the state of Kuwait as mentioned below, and appearance of green color in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) application with the exception of the following categories:

  • Age categories not subject to be vaccinated.
  • Kuwaiti citizens holding approved certificate issued from the ministry of health proofing their inability to be vaccinated due to health reasons.
  • Pregnant should hold a certificate to proof their pregnancy issued and approved by the ministry of health.
  • Ensure that Kuwaitis must hold health insurance during their stay outside the country which covers the treatment of infections with Corona virus.

Arrival to the state of Kuwait:

  • Not to accept any passenger arriving to the state of Kuwait except after obtaining negative (PCR) test certificate proving free from Corona virus infection valid (72) hours from time/date of swab to the time of acceptance on the flight provided and do not show any symptoms as (cold - cough-sneezing- high temperature etc..).

Citizens and their first-degree relatives and workers accompanying them:

  • For immunized with vaccines in the state of Kuwait and after the appearance of green color in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) application should complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwait - mosafer) platform.
  • All immunized citizens are subject to a home quarantine a week from the date of their arrival in the State of Kuwait. In case that they wish to end the quarantine, they conduct and pays one (PCR) test inside the State of Kuwait during the quarantine period and if proven free from Corona virus, will end scheduled home quarantine period.
  • For immunized with vaccines outside the state of Kuwait from the approved vaccines in the state of Kuwait mentioned below, must be uploaded in ministry of health website and complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwait-mosafer) platform, all are subject to a home quarantine a week from the date of their arrival in the State of Kuwait. In case that they wish to end the quarantine, they conduct and pays one (PCR) test inside the State of Kuwait during the quarantine period and if proven free from Corona virus, will end scheduled home quarantine period.
  • For non-immunized and the appearance of red or yellow colors in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) application complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwait-mosafer) platform and must pay for two (PCR) tests and perform the first one upon arrival to the state of Kuwait, and the second one to be performed on the sixth day from the institutional quarantine, also to pay the amount of the quarantine cost at any approved local hotels listed in (Kuwait-mosafer) platform and if proven free from Corona virus the quarantine shall be continue another (7) days at home with the exception of the institutional quarantine to the following categories mentioned below.
  • For Vaccine recipients outside the state of Kuwait from the non-approved vaccines in the state of Kuwait mentioned below in item (3) will treated as non-immunized.

Non-Kuwaitis:

  • For immunized with vaccines in the state of Kuwait and after the appearance of green color in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) application should complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwaitmosafer) platform.
  • All immunized are subject to a home quarantine a week from the date of their arrival in the State of Kuwait. In case that they wish to end the quarantine, they conduct and pay one (PCR) test inside the State of Kuwait during the quarantine period and if proven free from Corona virus, will end scheduled home quarantine.
  • For immunized with vaccines outside the state of Kuwait from the approved vaccines in the state of Kuwait mentioned below must be uploaded in ministry of health website, provided that the vaccination is electronically proven before boarding and upon arrival through the possibility of electronic verification (QR-Code) in the State of Kuwait and complete registration in (Shlonik) Application and (Kuwait-mosafer) platform and subject to a home quarantine a week from the date of their arrival in the State of Kuwait, In case that they wishe to end the quarantine, they conducts and pays one (PCR) test inside the State of Kuwait during the quarantine period and if proven free from Corona virus, will end scheduled home quarantine.

vaccines approved in the state of Kuwait and number of doses required for immunization to show the green color in (immune/Kuwait mobile ID) Application.

  • Pfizer BioNTech vaccine (two doses).
  • AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine (two doses).
  • Moderna vaccine (two doses).
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine (one dose).

Categories excluded from institutional quarantine:

  • Diplomatic missions and Approved diplomats and their first-degree relatives (husband-wife-children) weather individually or collectively and their accompanying domestic workers (provided their identification cards are presented).
  • Kuwaiti patients treated abroad and their companions after completing treatment, (provided proof certificate issued from Kuwait health office abroad where the treatment is received).
  • Governmental and private medical staff and their first-degree relatives (husband-wife-children) weather individually or collectively and their accompanying domestic workers (proof must be provided).
  • Minors travelling unaccompanied.

Travel requirements to Lebanon

  • All Passengers wishing to come to Lebanon, except children under 12 years old, must perform PCR test in a Lab certified by the countries Local authorities latest 96 hours between the test result and the date of arrival to Lebanon and to show the test result which must include a QR code at check-in counters. Passengers not having negative PCR test result with a QR code are not allowed to board the plane departing to Lebanon, but the PCR tests issued from: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan and all European countries are accepted without QR codes.
  • All passengers arriving to Lebanon, except Children under 12 years age and UNTFIL, shall perform a PCR test upon their arrival to BRHIA, every passenger wishing to travel to Lebanon, has to pay 50 USD “included in the ticket price” which is the cost of PCR test or other medical diagnostic measures that every passenger shall undergo upon arrival to BRHIA through Labs authorized by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health at the Airport.

Exemptions:

  • Passengers wishing to travel to Lebanon and who have received the full course doses of Covid-19 vaccine, minimum 2 weeks before their departure to Lebanon or passengers who were infected and cured from Covid-19 within 90 days before their departure date after showing an official document confirming that, are exempted from performing a PCR test at the countries of departure, and shall perform a PCR test upon their arrival at BRHIA.
  • Passengers who travelled out of Lebanon and will return within one week, travelling during one day of the week and return on the same day during the following week, will be exempted from doing PCR test in the countries of departure, but shall perform a PCR test at BRHIA upon their arrival to Lebanon.
  • Cabin crew arriving to Lebanon for a period no more than 48 hours are exempted from doing PCR test upon arrival at the airport, and they shall remain quarantined in their places of residence, throughout their stay in Lebanon.

Passengers traveling to Pakistan from Saudi Arabia are not required to do the RT-PCR test to enter Pakistan on condition that they are asymptomatic.

All passengers traveling to Pakistan are required to download and install the PASS TRACK app from Apple Store or Google Play and enter their personal details as appropriate. Those without Apple/Android phones may enter their details on the web portal at click here and are required to provide a paper print of the same prior to obtaining the boarding pass at the airport of departure.

  • The following passengers are exempt from the PASS Track requirement yet are required to submit a complete Health Declaration Form at the airport of arrival in Pakistan:
    • Passengers below 12 years of age
    • Passengers with disabilities
    • High level international delegations

All Diplomats, Diplomatic Staff and their families will be required to:

  • Possess a valid negative PCR test result conducted within the 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan
  • Preferably possess a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate / Proof of Vaccination.

However, passengers not holding the said certificates will be subjected to Rapid Antigen Testing upon arrival in Pakistan whereby negative testing passengers will be exempted from Mandatory Home Quarantine and any positive testing passengers will be subjected to mandatory Home Quarantine.

Passengers holding valid vaccination certificates / proof of vaccinate on may also choose Rapid Antigen Testing upon arrival Pakistan and will be dealt with in the aforesaid form and manner.

Passengers under reference not choosing to undergo Rapid Antigen Testing upon arrival in Pakistan will be subjected to mandatory Home Quarantine with PCR Tests conducted on 2nd and 8th day of such Home Quarantine

All travelers, including citizens of the Republic of Sudan and foreigners of Sudanese origin, who are traveling to Sudan, must possess a valid COVID-19 PCR test result certificate. The test should be taken no more than 96 hours prior to their scheduled arrival time at any airport in the Republic of Sudan.

  • Children up to 6 year old are excluded from the PCR Test
  • Accept all PCR test result issued by one of the approved ministry of health applications via App or SMS ”please carry a Iqama copy for verification reason”.

All passengers traveling from Saudi Arabia to Turkey must have one of the following documents:

  • An official document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 before no less than 14 days, with vaccines included by WHO in the list of approved for use.
  • An official document proving recovery from Covid-19 within the last 180 days.
  • A certificate of a negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen (RAT) test result must be done no more than 48 hours before entry.
  • A certificate of a negative PCR test result must be done no more than 72 hours before entry.

Children under the age of 6 are excluded.

Entry Requirements in Ukraine:

All passengers traveling from Saudi Arabia to Ukraine must have one of the following documents:

  • An official document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines registered by WHO in the list of approved for use.
  • A rapid test for the SARS-CoV-2 antigen (RAT) must be done no more than 72 hours before entry.
  • A certificate of a negative PCR test result must be done no more than 72 hours before the entry.

This does not apply on children less than 12 years old.

Ukrainians and holders of a permanent residence permit are exempted from the requirement to have or undergo testing and / or self-isolation with the installation of the Vdoma application when returning to Ukraine from Saudi Arabia.

This does not apply to:

  • nationals of Ukraine.
  • permanent residents of Ukraine.
  • passengers with a diplomatic passport.
  • merchant seamen.
  • NATO military personnel.

Quarantine:

All foreign citizens, citizens of Ukraine, holders of a permanent or temporary residence permit, stateless persons who arrive from India, Great Britain, Russia, or Portugal or have been on their territory for more than 7 days during the last 14 days, they are required to undergo a rapid test to determine the antigen of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus upon arrival.

  • All arriving passengers who are UAE residents must ensure they have been granted entry permission to travel back to the UAE.
  • Passengers who hold a Dubai Residency issued from Dubai will continue to require an entry/ re-entry permit approval before planning their return. They can do this through the following link here
  • All other UAE residents can obtain the entry permission from the Federal Authority. This service allows residents from other Emirates with valid resident visa to confirm entry / re-entry into the UAE through the following link here

If you are flying to one of our destinations in UAE, you are kindly requested by authorities to follow guidelines below

Travel to Dubai:

  • All guests with Dubai issued residence visa must obtain GDRFA approval from the link here.
  • Tourists with valid visa or visa on arrival are not required to get any approvals from GDRFA or ICA.
  • All passengers arriving from GCC Countries are required to conduct negative PCR test before arriving at DXB/DWC , PCR valid for maximum 72 hours before arrival. Emirati citizens and children under 12 years old are excluded from this requirement.
  • If you are transiting in Dubai, you are not required to present a COVID 19 PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by your country of origin or final destination.

Download the COVID19 - DXB Smart App (from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) and register with the Dubai Health Authority

  • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the flight to Uzbekistan. The test result must be in English or Russian.
  • This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.

All travelers entering Austria must show any one of these three documents:

  • Vaccine Certificate
    • The following vaccines (including mix-and-match vaccines) are recognized: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Sinopharm. (Please be aware that this only applies to entering the country. Sinopharm is not valid for entering hotels, restaurants etc. within Austria.) You are considered "vaccinated" starting on the 22nd day after your first dose, lasting for 3 months from the vaccination date. After the second dose, the validity extends for another 6 months (the vaccination is then valid for 9 months total from the first vaccination date). Vaccines that only require one dose are valid from the 22nd day after that dose and for 9 months from the vaccination date. This also applies to people who have had
  • Negative COVID Test
    • You need to show a PCR test no older than 72 hours OR an antigen test no older than 48 hours. (For travelers from certain countries, only PCR tests are valid, please see below.) Tests need to be issued by a medical authority; self-tests are not valid. Children under 10 do not need to show a test.
    • COVID before and received only one dose of any vaccine.
  • Proof of Past Infection
    • You can enter Austria for 6 months after a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Proof of antibodies is valid for 3 months from the test date.
  • Vaccine Certificate
    • The following vaccines (including mix-and-match vaccines) are recognized: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Sinopharm. (Please be aware that this only applies to entering the country. Sinopharm is not valid for entering hotels, restaurants etc. within Austria.) You are considered "vaccinated" starting on the 22nd day after your first dose, lasting for 3 months from the vaccination date. After the second dose, the validity extends for another 6 months (the vaccination is then valid for 9 months total from the first vaccination date). Vaccines that only require one dose are valid from the 22nd day after that dose and for 9 months from the vaccination date. This also applies to people who have had COVID before and received only one dose of any vaccine.
  • Proof of Past Infection
  • Visa Requirements for Saudis

For codeshare flights operated by our partner Etihad airways, please refer to Covid-19 guidelines on etihad.com/destinationguide before booking.