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:

Guests from the restricted countries for transit through the Kingdom’s airports is not allowed.

  • 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.

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 5-days for all permitted countries by the institutional quarantine method and will be effective from the time of arrival to the institutional quarantine.

From the 23rd of September 2021 it is mandatory for all unvaccinated travelers to abide by institutional quarantine procedures for a period of 5 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 on the fifth 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 5 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 5 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 5-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 5th 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 4 Nights / 5 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 fifth 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.
  • Unvaccinated travelers from Saudi Arabia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The test result may be presented in printed or electronic form.
  • Details and exemptions
  • This requirement does not apply to:
    • Fully vaccinated travelers who received their last dose at least 14 days before travel;
    • Travelers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival;
    • Travelers under the age of 7 accompanied by a parent or guardian, who has a negative COVID-19 PCR test or rapid antigen test, or confirmation of vaccination or confirmation of recovery from COVID-19;
    • Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and their minor children and spouses;
    • Permanent or temporary residents returning in a maximum of 48 hours after traveling to Montenegro, Croatia, or Serbia;
    • Citizens of Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro and their spouses and children who travel directly from these countries;
    • Travelers in transit to their country of residence.

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 Guests required to take a COVID‑19 PCR test both before departure and on arrival. Please check the requirements of your final destination before you travel.

Mandatory requirements:

All passengers, including children and infants, must submit a self‑declaration form (SDF) under the Air Suvidha section on the online portal before the scheduled departure with complete contact details and address. Passengers will receive an approval code that must be presented at the time of departure.

  • All passengers must carry a printed copy of the self-declaration form (SDF) at the time of departure,
  • All vaccinated passengers must upload their vaccination certificate (full/partial vaccination) on the Air Suvidha online portal. Passengers must also carry a printed copy of the vaccination certificate.
  • All passengers must download the Aarogya setu app on their mobile devices.

COVID‑19 testing requirements:

All passengers, including children 5 years old and above, must upload their COVID‑19 RT‑PCR results on the Air Suvidha online portal for a test taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

  • All passengers must carry a hard copy of a negative COVID 19 RT‑PCR certificate test at the time of departure.

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.
  • Proof of health insurance is mandatory for non-Jordanians except for medical tourism patients.

 

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

 
Passengers travelling from South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, and Botswana:

Firstly: Jordanian passengers and their families (Spouse and Children):

  • Who were in the above countries in the last 13 days prior to travelling to Jordan are allowed entry into Jordan provided below conditions:
    1. Provide negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to the departure time.
    2. Conduct PCR test upon arrival.
    3. Undergo institutional Quarantine upon arrival at the airport hotel for 14 days, and make sure to get a copy of the indemnity and hotel receipt before flight.
  • Who stayed more than 14 days outside above countries prior to travelling to Jordan are allowed entry into Jordan by applying requirements under points (1 and 2) above.

Secondly: Non-Jordanian passengers:

  • Who were in the above countries in the last 14 days are not allowed entry or transit Jordan.
  • Who stayed more than 14 days outside above countries prior to travelling to Jordan are allowed
  • entry into Jordan by applying requirements under point (1 and 2) above.

 
Transit Passengers:

Transit passengers are allowed at Jordanian Airports except travelers from the countries mentioned above as follows:

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


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.

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 passport) have a permanent diplomatic QR code that its validity does not expire, and it’s possible to return with this code to Jordan for several trips.

 

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 72 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.
  • (24) 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.
  • All passengers arriving to Lebanon must register on the MOPH PASS platform of the Ministry of Public Health through the following website: https://pass.moph.gov.lb and to make sure that the information sent is correct, before obtaining a MOPH PASS
  • All Passengers arriving to Lebanon, except children under 12 years old, must perform PCR test in lab certified by the countries local authorities latest 48 hours between the test result and the date of arrival to Lebanon, and they should upload the PCR test result on the platform of the Ministry of Health referred to previously, where a QR Code will be created for each passenger coming to Lebanon and sent to him via a text message with a link to download it upon arrival at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, the QR Code will be read to ensure that the passenger’s information is correct before he is allowed to enter.
  • All passengers arriving to Lebanon, except children under 12 years age and UNIFIL, shall perform a PCR test upon their arrival to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.
  • Starting January 10, 2022 the payment method for the PCR test performed at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, will be amended as follows:
    • All passengers arriving to Lebanon, except children under 12 years age and UNIFIL, must pay 30$ in advance through a credit card, and that shall be done exclusively through the above electronic platform, in order to obtain a MOPH PASS that allows them to perform a PCR test upon their arrival to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.
  • Passengers, who have performed a PCR test upon arrival at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, shall remain home quarantined, where they will be informed by the test result within 24 hours via text message as well as an electronic copy of the result.
  • If the PCR test result was positive, the passenger must immediately call the Covid-19 hotline 1787 at the Ministry of Public Health, in case he was not contacted by the ministry team.

 

Exemptions:

  • Passengers wishing to travel to Lebanon and who have received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, or a complete dose of Covid-19 vaccine (which is formed of one dose only), 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, are exempted from performing a PCR test at the countries of departure, but they shall perform a PCR test at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, provided that they will upload certificates and official documents proving that on the platform of the Ministry of Public Health in order to obtain a MOPH PASS
  • Passengers who travelled out of Lebanon and will return within one week, that is, who travelled during one day of the week and will 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 Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport upon their arrival to Lebanon, provided that they will upload certificates and official documents proving that on the platform of the Ministry of Public Health in order to obtain a MOPH PASS
  • 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.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers aged 18 years and older are allowed to enter Pakistan, travelers must have a vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure to Pakistan.
  • 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 present a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate valid within 72 hours prior to their scheduled arrival time at any airport in the Republic of Sudan. The test result must have a QR code from the issuing laboratory.

  • Children below 8 years old are not required to take a COVID 19 PCR test before departure.
  • 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.

  • It's forbidden to enter Ukraine if you have been in one of the following countries within the past 14 days (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi)
  • All Passengers must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Ukraine. For more details: https://www.visitukraine.today.

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.

Before you book:

Check if you need a visa. Depending on your nationality you can get a visa on arrival, or you can apply for your prearranged visit visa from Dubai Immigration before you travel.

Before you travel:

GDRFA or ICA approval is not required for tourists travelling to the UAE.

Passengers arriving from the following countries must follow specific protocols:

  • Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sudan

Requirements for passengers from these countries arriving in Dubai or using Dubai connect

  • A valid negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted within 48 hours, validity should be calculated from the time the sample was collected, prior to departure from an approved health facility
  • A rapid PCR test report with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within six hours of departure

Requirements for passengers travelling to Dubai from Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

  • Passengers arriving in or transiting through Dubai from these countries must present a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved facility within 48 hours of departure. Validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected.
  • Passengers arriving in or transiting through Dubai from these countries must present a COVID 19 Rapid PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted within six hours of departure from the last point of departure. This is also applicable to passengers who transited through these countries before arriving in Dubai.

Passengers travelling to Dubai who have been in or transited through the below listed countries in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter Dubai:

  • Botswana
  • Eswatini
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

Requirements for all passengers arriving in Dubai

All passengers travelling to Dubai from any point of origin (GCC countries included) must hold a negative COVID 19 RT PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, except for travel from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia  (for which specific requirements are stated above). Please see the requirements for travel from India below.

The certificate must be a Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests, NHS COVID Test certificates, Rapid PCR tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai. Travellers must bring an official printed or digital certificate in English or Arabic to check in – SMS certificates are not accepted. PCR certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the originating station.

COVID 19 RT PCR test certificates must be issued by an authorised facility in the passenger's departure country. Certificates that have already been presented for travel to another destination can't be used for re-entry even if they are still within the validity period.

For passengers arriving from the following countries, it is mandatory that the COVID 19 PCR report includes a QR code linked to the original report for verification purposes. The QR code must be presented at check in and to representatives of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) upon arrival in Dubai airports:

  • Indonesia, Lebanon, Egypt and Vietnam – the test must be conducted within 72 hours of departure
  • Bangladesh, India, Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia the test must be conducted within 48 hours of departure

The regulations change frequently, so please check the requirements of the country you are departing. You may need to take a particular type of COVID 19 test specified by your destination in order to depart the country.

Indian Nationals with a normal passport who are travelling to or from India via Dubai can obtain a visa on arrival in Dubai for a maximum stay of 14 days provided they have a visitor visa or a green card issued by the Unites States, or a residence visa issued by the United Kingdom or European Union

The visa issued by United States, United Kingdom or European Union has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months

Test on arrival

Passengers arriving in Dubai from the following countries will be required to take another COVID 19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International airport:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Somaliland, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Test exemptions:

  • UAE nationals are exempt from taking a COVID 19 PCR test before departing for Dubai. They must be tested on arrival in Dubai, irrespective if they are holding a valid negative COVID 19 RT PCR certificate from the point of origin.

This is also applicable for:

  • Passengers accompanying a 1st degree UAE nationals' relative or domestic workers
  • Domestic workers escorting a UAE national sponsor during travel.

 

  • Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from taking a COVID 19 RT PCR test.
    • Moderate or severe disability includes neurological disorders and intellectual or developmental disabilities. For example: Acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism spectrum, Bell's palsy, Brain tumours, Cerebral aneurysm, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and seizures
    • All other passengers, including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged must hold a negative COVID 19 RT PCR test certificate as per the requirements.
  • There may be specific test exemptions in your country of origin and final destination. Please check the requirements before you travel.

COVID 19 testing laboratories:

  • The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. You can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID 19 RT PCR test.
  • If you are flying from India, Pakistan, Nigeria or Bangladesh, you must get your certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories document to be accepted on the flight.

When you arrive

  • You may need to take another COVID 19 PCR test on arrival. If you take a test at the airport, you must remain in your hotel or residence until you receive the test result.
  • If the test result is positive, you will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines.
  • You must also download the COVID19 – DXB Smart App

 

Please note that Passengers traveling to Saudi Arabia from Dubai and returning to Dubai within a period not exceeding 48 hours are required to perform a PCR test before leaving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, regardless of the validity of the PCR test result that was conducted in Dubai

  • 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.