Saudi Arabia to open borders May 17


Published: 2021-05-02 20:12

Last Updated: 2021-05-08 01:31

Saudi Arabia to open borders May 17
Saudi Arabia to open borders May 17

May 17, Saudi Arabia will lift the ban on travelling abroad by opening all borders, as announced by the interior ministry Sunday. Saudi citizens who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or one dose at least two weeks before travelling, those who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months and those under 18 years of age will be allowed to travel.

Saudi citizens have been largely banned from travelling since the beginning of the pandemic. Borders reopened in July of last year but citizens were not allowed to travel outside the Kingdom.

In January 2021, authorities postponed the end date of the travel ban imposed on citizens along with the full reopening of entry points to May 17.

In February, it suspended entry for non-citizens from 20 countries except for diplomats and medical staff.