Saudi Arabia To Allow Quarantine-Free Entry For Passengers From India & 5 Other Countries

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar2441

Have you been planning to to travel to Saudi Arabia? If yes, we have news! Saudi Arabia now recognises Serum Institute of India’s Covishield as an approved COVID-19 vaccine for entry into the nation. Fully vaccinated Indian travellers will no longer have to undergo institutional quarantine.  Air India has resumed its flights to Saudi Arabia after the UAE relaxed travel restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers from India. You can book your tickets through the Air India website or booking offices or authorised travel agents and adhere to the guidelines during your travel.  Saudi’s Ministry of Tourism said that tourists who have received both jabs of a vaccine approved by the kingdom, will be permitted entry. Read on to know the full rules and regulations.

Travel Rules For Saudi Arabia

If Saudi Arabia is in the pipeline, here are all the guidelines you need to know. 

  • Passengers must upload the vaccination certificate in the Tawakalna mobile application prior to check-in.
  • An RT-PCR negative report taken within 72 hours prior to departure is mandatory. This RT-PCR report must be from an ICMR accredited laboratory and should have a valid QR code.
  • Passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia must also register the immunization data on the Muqeem website.
  • Passengers must compulsorily carry their fully vaccinated Covid-19 certificate at the time of travel.

Also read: UAE Named The World’s Most Vaccinated Nation; Over 78% Vaccinated

Bookings Can Be Made Through Air India Website & Booking Offices

Air India said in a tweet “Air India opens bookings from India to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Before booking tickets kindly read the travel guidelines carefully. Bookings opened through Air India Website, Booking Offices, Call Centre & Authorised Travel Agents. It will be the sole responsibility of the passengers to ensure his/her eligibility to enter the destination country. Air India will accept no liability in this regard.” 

Also read: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia To Accept IATA Travel Pass From 30 September

Watch this space for more such travel updates.

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