Saudi Arabia to allow vaccinated citizens to travel from May 17

Saudi Arabia to allow vaccinated citizens to travel from May 17

The MoI said that citizens who are fully vaccinated or have received a first dose at least 14 days before departure will be allowed to travel.

Based on the health information provided on the Tawakkalna app, citizens who have been infected must have recovered at least 6 months prior to travel.

Children between the ages of 8 and 18 are exempt from the vaccination rule but must present travel insurance from the Saudi Central Bank that will ensure COVID-19 medical care; they must spend seven days in quarantine upon their return to the Kingdom and conduct a PCR test at the end of that time. Children under 8 are exempt from the test, according to MoH guidelines.

In its Sunday press conference the Ministry of Health (MoH) urged anyone experiencing intense post-vaccination symptoms to visit a Tetamman clinic, appointments for which can be made via the designated app for anything related to the coronavirus, Sehhaty.

MoH spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Al-Abd Al-Aly told residents to monitor themselves carefully post-vaccination, and urged them to seek medical care if they were experiencing COVID-like symptoms following their vaccination, especially if those symptoms lasted longer than three days.

He also said that citizens above the age of 75 could visit