Saudi Arabia will officially reopen its borders to foreign tourists and lift off the suspension of entry for tourist visa holders starting August 1, the Kingdom’s tourism ministry announced.
Tourists who are fully vaccinated can enter the Kingdom without having to wait for an institutional quarantine period if they provide an official vaccination certificate upon arrival and proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of leaving.
“Visitors to the Kingdom are also required to register their data related to vaccination doses via the new electronic portal dedicated to this, “https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home”, in addition to registering their data via “Tawakkalna” application, which is mandatory to enter public places, noting that those who are fully vaccinated are those who received two vaccination doses of one of the approved vaccines in the Kingdom, which is Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Visitors visiting Saudi Arabia can apply for a tourist visa via the “Spirit of Saudi” website, visitsaudi.com.
Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb remarked, “We welcome tourists again, and we are extremely glad to host the Kingdom’s guests again after a halt due to the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic.”
“We focused our efforts during the pause on close cooperation with our partners in all sectors to ensure a safe return through which visitors to the Kingdom can enjoy exploring its tourist treasures, important destinations and landmarks, enjoy unique tourist experiences and learn about the culture of generosity and hospitality characterizing Saudi society,” al-Khateeb added.
Saudi Arabia issued its tourist visa in September 2019, however it was suspended a few months later when the world went into in lockdowns and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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