Travel Regulations and Restrictions

03 January 2021

  • Lifting the suspension of all international flights and travel to the Kingdom. Airlines are permitted to transport passengers.

27 December 2020

  • Airlines are permitted to carry non-Saudi passengers outside the Kingdom, taking into account precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Foreign airlines are permitted to operate flights for this purpose must not allow crew to leave the aircraft and not to physically contact the ground/operation staff of the arrival airport, taking into account precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • The instructions do not include the countries where the new strain of COVID-19 has appeared, according to what is decided by the competent health authority and airlines must coordinate with Air transport department before applying for flights.

21 December 2020

Suspending all International flights for travelers (except in exceptional cases) temporarily for one week, which can be extended for another week.

Foreign flights currently in the territory of the Kingdom are allowed to leave.

  • The above-mentioned excludes Cargo flights.
  • These instructions will be reviewed and updated in light of the developments related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • This circular will take effect from 00:00 (Midnight), On Monday 21 December 2020.

Travel Guidelines

Please note the following that is mandatory to follow:

  • Web Check-in for all passengers travelling with flynas.
  • You can carry only 1 piece of carry-on luggage (Max 7kg).
  • Face Masks should be worn by all passengers from entry into the airport until arrival at your destination airport.
  • We apologize for not accepting any passenger if their temperature is above 38 Degree Centigrade. Full amount of the ticket value will be saved as a credit for one year.
  • Children less than 15 years are not allowed to travel without accompanying.
  • For more information about travel guide during the Corona pandemic, click here

Passenger Self Declaration

By booking any flight with flynas, each passenger need to also agree to the following statements:

  • I have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 at any time during the 14 days prior to my flight departure.
  • I have not had any COVID-19 relevant symptoms (fever; newly developed cough; loss of taste or smell; shortness of breath) at any time during the 8 days prior to my flight.
  • I have not been in close contact (i.e. less than 2 meters for more than 15 minutes) with any persons who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to my flight.
  • I understand that it is required by local and national regulations to be in quarantine for reasons related to COVID-19 for a period that includes the flight date.
  • I understand that any of these circumstances will results in refusal to proceed with my travel if I do not disclose this information to flynas and my circumstances are identified on site at the airport or prior to the start of the flight.

Requirements for traveling abroad

Several categories of Saudi Residents are allowed to travel outside the Kingdom and return to it based on certain requirements and regulations, including:

  • Public employees - civil and military - tasked with official duties
  • Members of Saudi diplomatic and consular missions and attachés, and employees from regional and international organizations and their families and companions
  • Permanent employees from public, private, and NGO entities outside the Kingdom, and those employed in trade establishments and companies abroad
  • Businessmen required to travel to complete trade and industrial operations, export, marketing, and sales managers who need to visit clients as per their job requirements
  • Patients requiring treatment abroad based on medical reports, in particular cancer patients and patients receiving organ transplants
  • Scholarship students, students, and medical fellows studying abroad, and their companions.
  • Humanitarian cases, in particular the following 2 cases:
    • Family reunions for citizens whose family members reside abroad
    • The death of a spouse, parent, or child abroad
  • Citizens residing abroad and their companions who hold a proof of residency outside the Kingdom.
  • Participants in official sports events regionally and globally, including players, technical crews, and managers

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.

If you are a GCC national or non-Saudi wanting to visit the Kingdom, please abide the precautionary regulations and requirements set by authorities tasked with preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the Kingdom, including:

  • GCC nationals are permitted to enter and depart from the Kingdom
  • Non-Saudi residents who hold visas, exit and re-entry visas, work permits, residence permits, or visit visas
  • 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.
  • Saudi citizens and who are allowed to travel into the Kingdom for humanitarian and urgent cases coming from countries where the new coronavirus is spread are excluded from above and shall be quarantined in their homes for a period of (14) days.
  • Passengers who are coming from the countries in which cases of the strain (B. 1, 1, 7) were registered, shall be quarantined in their homes for a period of {7) days.
  • The rest of other countries, The 7-days mandatory home quarantine shall be applied or 3-days at least, with a mandatory laboratory examination (PCR)
  • 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.
    • The different regulations of the departure country must be considered and observed in determining the appropriate age to conduct a Covid-19 (PCR) test for children.
  • Passengers holding (Tourism / Umrah) visa are allowed to enter the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • All guests must fill out and sign Health Disclaimer Form then hand it over to health control center upon arrival at airport.
  • All guests will undergo 2-days self-quarantine at home from arrival to the Kingdom with negative PCR by the end of period. If PCR is not done, home quarantine will be continued for 7-days.
  • All guests must download and register on Tetamman and Tawakkalna Applications.
  • Guests must register their home location through Tetamman app within 8 hours of arrival.
  • Guests are required to monitor COVID-19 symptoms, and are requested to immediately call 937 if any symptoms appear. Please go to primary healthcare center or emergency if necessary.
  • Guests must do daily health assessment in Tetamman app. Guests must follow precautionary procedures during self-quarantine at home as stated in the Health Disclaimer Form.
  • Passengers mentioned above, entering and exiting the kingdom, shall be in accordance with the (Covid-19) health preventions controls and measures issued by the ministry of health.
  • What is stated in this circular shall not violate any conditions or approved requirements related to the restriction or ban on travel for reasons that are not related to preventing the spread of (Covid-19).

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

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

Before travelling:

All of whom intend to travel to Saudi Arabia are required to comply with the following:

  1. If a person who intend to travel to Saudi Arabia was diagnosed with COVID-19 or was in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, he/she should declare to health authorities at their country, and not to travel until 14 days after diagnosis or last contact. Violations are subject for prosecution under (Health Control at Points of Entry Regulation). They would be subjected to fines not exceeding (500,000) Saudi Riyals, and held accountable to consequences of their violation on others.
  2. Perform COVID-19 PCR within the timeframe assigned by Saudi Arabia, and test result is proof of COVID-19 clearance. Violators will be denied entry to Saudi Arabia.

Upon arrival:

  1. If respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) are present, declare to Health Control Centres.
  2. Sign documents required by health authorities and submit to relevant authority at point of entry.
  3. Download and register to applications required by health authorities.
  4. Violations are subject for prosecution under (Health Control at Points of Entry Regulation). They would be subjected to fines not exceeding (500,000) Saudi Riyals, and held accountable to consequences of their violation on others.

After entry:

  • Comply with isolation/quarantine according to time and location decided and mentioned in documents signed by traveller, 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.
  • Request healthcare when symptoms suggestive of infection appear, by calling health authorities on 937 and comply with preventive measures to protect the public.

  • 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 Not required to conduct PCR test before arriving at DXB/DWC, PCR Test on arrival only.
  • 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

1. Passengers who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Hong Kong (SAR China), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo (Rep.), Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka or Syria in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of Kuwait
  • First degree family members of nationals of Kuwait, must present proof of their relationship.
  • Domestic workers or residents of Kuwait;
  • Passengers with a diplomatic or special passport, must have prior approval from the Embassy of Kuwait.

2. Residents of Kuwait who have left Kuwait before 1st September 2020 are not allowed to enter Kuwait.

3. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 96 hours before departure.

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 2 years.
  • Passengers in transit.
  • Passengers returning to Kuwait with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued before departure from Kuwait. They must have been a maximum of 4 days abroad.

4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and self-isolation for 14 days.

5. Passengers should install "Shlonik" and "Kuwait-Mosafer" applications on their personal device.

6. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.

7. Nationals of GCC countries are not allowed to enter with a Civil ID card.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of Kuwait with a Civil ID card if they used the card when they departed from Kuwait.

1. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival. Another PCR test will be done on arrival.

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 12 years.

2. All passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation for 48 hours in one of the following hotels designated by the Ministry of Tourism in Lebanon with discounted rates: (Radisson Blu Martinez, Radisson Blu Verdun, Royal Tulip Achrafich, Plaza Hotel Hamra, Parisian Plaza Hotel, Gefinor Rotana Beirut, Arjaan By Rotana, Warwick Palm Beach Hotel, Smallville Hotel, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand, Jiyeh Marina Resort Hotel, Le Royal Hotel, Imperial Suites, Crowne Plaza, Lancaster Hotels and Suites, Queens Land Hotel Jounieh, King Suites Hamra, Queen Suites Hamra, Casador Hotel, Kanaan Group Hotel, Golden Tulip Hotel, Resthouse Tyr Hotel and Resort, Movenpick Hotel, Coral Beach Hotel and Resort, Kempinski Summerland, Warwick Stone 55 Zalka highway, Le Commodore Hotel, The j Hotel and Spa, Gems Hotel, The Mayflower Hotel Hamra, Riviera Hotel, Citea Apart Hotel, Hotel De Ville, Bossa Nova Beirut Hotel, Louis V Hotel, Ehden Country Club, Bel Azur Hotel Jounieh, Maximus Hotel).

3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 48 hours.

4. Passengers transiting through Beirut (BEY) to Syria must have a pre-approval from the Syrian Authorities.

This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of Syria
  • Passengers with a Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees (Document de Voyage pour les Refugies Palestiniens) issued by Syria

5. A health declaration form must be completed online at

All passengers, including transit passengers must possess a valid SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result certificate taken no more than 72 hours before departure. This excludes children below 6 years old.

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”.

passengers including transit of all nationalities "including Egyptian nationality" are required to provide negative PCR Test Certificate for (COVID-19) issued not more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any of the Egyptian Airports.

  • Children less than 6 year old are excluded from the PCR Test

PCR test certificate must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Shows time and date on which the sample has been collected as the time/date of collecting the sample are counted for shall not exceed (72) hours upon arrival.
  • Issued by an official and accredited test center in the country of departure and has the laboratory’s stamp and has no information deleted, edited or altered.
  1. Flights are available for all Jordanian nationals to Amman.
  2. Flights are available to Amman for expatriates who have prior approvals or valid residency in Jordan.
flynas passengers travelling to Jordan are kindly requested by authorities in Jordan to follow the below health guidance in order to keep you safe.
  • Passengers shall obtain PCR test with a negative result within 120 hours before departure from KSA.
  • Passengers are required to take another PCR test upon arrival.
  • Passengers must visit to fill and sign all required forms.
  • Passengers must have a QR code from upon arrival.
  • All passengers should have resided in the departed country for the past 14 Days.
  • (PCR) test not required for children below 5 years of age.
  • All passengers are required to install Aman application on their mobile devices.
  • Non-Jordanian passengers must obtain health insurance to cover COVID-19 treatment in Jordan.
  • All passengers will be quarantined for 7 Days at a hotel followed by 7 days at home.
Transit passenger are allowed at Jordan airports as follows:
  • Negative (PCR) test is required within 72 hours before arrival
  • The transit time is not exceeding 6 hours.
  • 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.
  • Starting from 5th of October 2020, all travelers 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

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

Authorized PCR Test Labs

Lab name City
Al-Habib Medical Group Riyadh
Al Borg Medical Laboratories Riyadh
Khamis Mushait
Mouwasat Hospital Dammam
Al Mousa Specialist Hospital Al Ahsa
International Medical Center (Molecular Laboratory) Jeddah
House of Medical Laboratory for Medical Analysis Jeddah
Smart Lab Company Riyadh
Al-Farabi Laboratory Riyadh
Specialized Medical Center Hospital Riyadh
Almana General Hospital Al Khobar
Laboratory of Suleiman Abdul Qadir Fakih Jeddah
Dallah Hospital Riyadh
Dar Afia Medical Clinics Complex Dammam
Aldara Medical Center brand Hospital Laboratory Riyadh
Mouwasat Hospital Jubail Industrial
Delta Medical Laboratories Riyadh
Mouwasat Hospital Riyadh
Hayat National Hospital Riyadh
Ghassan Naguib Pharaoh Hospital Laboratory Jeddah
Jeddah National Hospital Jeddah
Arab Medical Laboratories Riyadh

Make sure to carry with you a printed copy of your PCR Test Results as authorities will only accept printed copy upon arrival in the Kingdom.

Lab name City Phone Number Address Other Information
Venus Diagnostic Lahore +92 3-111 118 378  13 Aibak block, 1st floor Garden Town  Venus Diagnostic have facility of collecting samples from home as well 
Islamabad - - -
Rawalpindi - - -
Peshawar - - -
Multan - - -
Gujranwala  - - -
Islamabad Diagnostics Center Islamabad  051 111 000 432  13-A, Kohistan Road, F-8 Markaz -
Medikay Care Limited Islamabad 051 945 0028 - 34 Park Road, Chak Shahzad, -
Essa Lab Karachi +92 21 111 786 986 [email protected] -
Chughtai Labs Rest of the cities 03 111 456 789 [email protected] -

❖ Above are certified and authentic labs.

Drive through services for PCR test COVID-19  
Lab name City Address Other Information
Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital Cairo  Cairo From 10:00 AM till 06:30 PM
AUC ( The American university in Cairo ) Cairo Gate Number 2 , the 5th stelement From 10:00 AM till 06:30 PM
Nile University Giza Elsheikh Zayed city From 10:00 AM till 10:00 PM
FCAI ( Faculty of Compuers & Artificial Intelligency ) Al Qalyubia Banha City From 10:00 AM till 10:00 PM
Smouha University Hospital Alexandria Smouha City From 10:00 AM till 10:00 PM 
El-Alamein City Alexandria  Front of Stella Marina - Northern coast of Egypt  From 10:00 AM till 08:00 PM 
Faculty of Specific Education  Port said Port said  From 10:00 AM till 10:00 PM 
Within 24 hours PCR test result. 

Authorized PCR Test Labs   Central laboratories Ministry of Health. In Cairo - El-Shaikh Rihan – Cairo
All Fevers Hospital laboratories - Ministry of health In Egypt
Al Mokhtabar Labs
Al Shams Labs