Saudi airports ready to welcome vaccinated passengers

SourceArab News
CountrySaudi Arabia

RIYADH: Airports in Saudi Arabia are ready to reopen to outbound passengers, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Monday. It came a day after the Ministry of Interior announced that the Kingdom’s land, sea and air borders will reopen at 1 a. m.

on May 17, at which time citizens who have received a COVID-19 vaccine will be permitted to travel abroad. GACA has sent to all airlines operating from the Kingdom’s airports, including private aviation businesses, details of the procedures, requirements and recommendations for people traveling abroad. These state that airlines are permitted to transport fully vaccinated Saudi citizens and those who received their first dose of a vaccine at least 14 days before the date of travel. Citizens who have been infected by the virus must have recovered at least six months prior to travel, based on the health information recorded on the Tawakkalna app. Citizens under the age of 18 are also more...