Weqaya Updates Protocols and Precautionary Measures for Passengers Arriving in the Kingdom

Riyadh, Based on the Interior Ministry’s announcement and in light of the Saudi government's efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the latest developments related to the pandemic at the global level, the Public Health Authority (Weqaya) disclosed that an institutional quarantine will be applied for non-citizens arriving in the Kingdom who are yet to take two doses of the vaccines approved by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Weqaya called on all non-citizens coming to the Kingdom who have not completed receiving the doses of the vaccines approved by the Kingdom, or not completed 14 days since being vaccinated, to abide by the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), and to adhere to a 7-day institutional quarantine measure, with a PCR test on the first and seventh days of their arrival.

Weqaya also affirmed the importance of obtaining valid health insurance to cover the risks of the (Covid-19) in the Kingdom before the arrival for the categories described in the relevant health “protocol” published on Weqaya’s website, adding that the residents, who are coming from abroad, to the Kingdom with "immune" status in Tawakkalna app will be excluded.

Weqaya noted that the new protocols will go into effect starting May 20, 2021, adding that the quarantine will not be applied to the immune residents and visitors coming to the Kingdom from abroad who have spent 14 days since completing their doses of vaccines accredited by the Kingdom, adding that they will be needed to provide a PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours since their departure date. This measure will be applicable for passengers above 8 years old.

Source: Saudi Press Agency