Published: 2021-05-29 17:34
Last Updated: 2023-06-04 21:26
Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that a source from the Saudi Ministry of Interior said that the Kingdom will allow the entry of travelers from 11 countries starting May 30, following a suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. The countries are the US, UK, UAE, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Japan.
The source noted that the decision was made based on information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) showing that they were able to effectively gain control over the spread of COVID-19.
He noted that arriving passengers will still be required to quarantine upon arrival in the Kingdom.
Back in February, Saudi authorities banned the entry of travelers from these countries, excluding Saudi nationals, diplomats, health professionals and their family members.
May 17, the Kingdom officially lifted its suspension on Saudi citizens traveling abroad by opening its land, sea, and air borders.
Thursday, Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA) announced that individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can now take part in entertainment activities.