Saudi Arabia permits direct entry from Pakistan, different international locations

Travellers must quarantine for 5 days in government-approved lodging, says official assertion


Saudi Arabia will permit direct entry to travellers from Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt and India from Dec 1, lifting a requirement that they first spend two weeks exterior the six international locations, state information company SPA mentioned on Thursday.

Citing an inside ministry official, the company mentioned travellers must quarantine for 5 days in government-approved lodging after arriving, no matter their Covid-19 vaccination standing.

Earlier in August, Saudi Arabia had relaxed Covid-19 associated restrictions for absolutely vaccinated expats permitting them to straight enter the dominion from international locations dealing with travel bans together with Pakistan.

The choice was relevant solely to these foreigners who’ve a legitimate residency allow (iqama) and left the dominion on exit and re-entry visa after taking two doses of vaccine towards coronavirus from Saudi Arabia.

On Oct 16, the Saudi Ministry of Interior introduced the easing of restrictions throughout the dominion, together with these affecting the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s (PBUH) Mosque in Madina, permitting a full return to operations and capability.

The kingdom lifted social distancing measures and allowed full-capacity attendance on the nation’s two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madina for many who have taken the complete dose of vaccines, the ministry added.

The authorities additionally cancelled curbs on absolutely vaccinated individuals at closed venues, gatherings, transportation, eating places and cinemas.

Masks are not obligatory at public open locations whereas nonetheless imposed at closed venues, it added.

(With enter from News Desk)

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