On Monday, Saudi Arabia lifted COVID-19’s much-awaited COIVD-19 travel restrictions on its citizens traveling to India. According to the report published, there are three other nations on the list including Turkey, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. In addition, Saudi Arabians traveling abroad now have a longer vaccination period and there will be no requirements for PCR tests or masks while traveling to these nations.
Formerly, travelers had to receive their third booster dose of Covid within three months of their second, but that deadline has now been extended to eight months.
The move was announced by the Ministry of Interior regarding the lifting of travel curbs after the nation dropped precautionary pandemic measures of wearing masks indoors and providing proof of vaccination from all public places last week. The Saudi Public Health Authority Weqaya and places and events that impose their own mask mandates will still require people to wear masks.
In March, Coronavirus restrictions in the Kingdom were loosened when outdoor mask mandates, social distancing procedures, and PCR tests for inbound travelers were abandoned.
However, the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has listed a travel ban for 15 other countries due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.