King Abdulaziz International Airport Resumes International Flights

​The Ministry of Interior stated that the two statements issued on 5/5/1442 AH (12/20/2020 AD), and on 12/5/1442 AH (12/27/2020 AD), regarding the spread of a new mutated coronavirus (Covid 19) in several countries, prompted the precautionary measures were decided based on what was submitted by the health authorities regarding the measures that were taken.


The Kingdom decided to end the precautionary measures related to the spread of the new mutated type of Covid-19, regarding the suspension of all international flights for travelers and entry to the Kingdom through land and seaports. Restrictions were lifted on 19/5 /1442 AH (1/3/2021 AD), those who wish to enter are subject to the following:


1- Entry into the Kingdom conditionally permitted to non-citizens coming from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and other countries listed by the Ministry of Health; in which the new mutated type of the coronavirus (B. 1, 1, 7) is spread. The condition of entry is quarantined for 14 days outside the country in which the mutated virus is spread before entering the Kingdom, with a PCR examination after the quarantine period, proving that they are free from the Covid-19.


2- Entry is permitted for humanitarian and essential cases coming from countries where the mutated type of coronavirus (B. 1, 1, 7) is spread, according to what was referred to in paragraph (1) above. They will be quarantined in their homes and under observation for 14 days, with two PCR examinations, the first after arrival, no more than (48) hours, and the second before the end of their quarantine.


As for the countries with recorded cases of the strain (B. 1, 1, 7), those coming from them are quarantined in their homes under observation for a period of 7 days, with a PCR examination, before the end of the quarantine period on the sixth day.


With regard to the rest of the countries, the procedures currently followed shall be applied; It is the home quarantine for a period of  7 days, or the home quarantine for a period of 3 days, with a laboratory examination using the (PCR) technology.