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Saudi Arabia: COVID-19 Travel Information

Information for flying from the UK to Saudi Arabia

This information is provided for customers flying to Saudi Arabia from the UK. From here you can see the latest infection numbers, entry requirements, travel restrictions, and availability for flights and hotels. Saudi Arabia Currently has a traffic light status of amber. and PCR entry test requirements are listed as: PCR required to enter

Saudi Arabia is currently the 21st most popular travel destination from the UK which is up 18 from last month.

Saudi Arabia
Traffic Light Status: amber

Return to UK: Amber Requirements

Passenger Locator Form Required
Pre-departure Test at Destination Required
Hotel Quarantine Not Required
Self-isolation 10 Days
Test to Release On Day 5*
PCR Testing On or before Day 2 after return to UK
Further PCR Testing Day 8

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Current Time in Riyadh: 21 Jun 2021 09:29 am
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Currently in Riyadh it is 36°C with clear sky
1 Pound Sterling (GBP) = 5.18 Saudi Riyal (SAR)
UpUp 18 from last month
Current Travel Popularity: 21/230

Entry Requirements

Tests PCR required to enter (Book Online)
Quarantine 7 days self-quarantine

Additional Restrictions

Mask Required
Public Transportation Operating
Restaurants Open
Disclaimer: The information on this page is provided by a third-party and therefore we can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is imperative that you confirm entry restrictions, either from the UK Government website, or your travel operator.
UK to Saudi Arabia

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases 474,191
New Cases 1,079
Population 35,337,309
Last Updated 21 Jun 2021 06:20am

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Saudi Arabia has opened for travel from certain countries, while domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Can I travel to Saudi Arabia?

  • Saudi Arabia remains closed for most travelers. Arrivals from the following countries are exempt:

    • United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪
    • United States 🇺🇸
    • United Kingdom 🇬🇧
    • Germany 🇩🇪
    • Ireland 🇮🇪
    • Italy 🇮🇹
    • Portugal 🇵🇹
    • Sweden 🇸🇪
    • Switzerland 🇨🇭
    • France 🇫🇷
    • Japan 🇯🇵
  • Citizens, residents and businesses visa holders may enter from other countries as well.
  • All arrivals must download the 'Tatamman' and 'Tawakkalna' apps.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Saudi Arabia?

  • Anyone arriving to Saudi Arabia will be required to self-quarantine for 7 days.
  • Returning residents, as well as arrivals who were fully vaccinated with approved vaccines, are exempt.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Saudi Arabia?

  • All arrivals to Saudi Arabia are required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • All arrivals will be screened upon entry.
  • All those that are required to quarantine, will be tested at the end of their quarantine period.

Is public transportation open in Saudi Arabia?

Public transportation in Saudi Arabia is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Saudi Arabia?

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia are open, with health measures in place.

Are businesses and attractions open in Saudi Arabia?

  • Most non-essential businesses in Saudi Arabia are open, as well as cinemas.
  • Only vaccinated individuals may enter shopping malls.
  • Other leisure facilities remain closed.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Saudi Arabia?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places, and not doing so might result in a fine.


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