Saudi Arabia to lift travel ban on May 17

SourceSaudi Gazette
SectorTourism
CountrySaudi Arabia

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia will open its land, sea and air borders completely from Monday, May 17 (Shawwal 5), the Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday.

The ministry said that all immunized citizens would be allowed to travel outside the Kingdom from 1:00 a.m. on May 17.

The citizens who have been permitted to travel include those who received two doses of coronavirus vaccine or those who passed 14 days after taking the first dose of the vaccine.

The ministry source urged the citizens to take utmost caution while traveling to high-risk countries, where the disease is spreading at a higher rate. The following categories of citizens will be allowed to avail of the decision to lift the suspension of travel outside the Kingdom.

First: The citizens who received two doses of coronavirus vaccine or those who passed 14 days after taking the first dose of the vaccine as confirmed by the data displayed on the Tawakkalna Application.

Second: Citizens who have recovered from coronavirus infection, provided that they have spent less than six months

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