Saudi To Allow Conditional Entry “From All Countries” Despite New Strain


Saudi Arabia said travellers would be allowed in from next Saturday. (File)


Saudi Arabia will allow entry to travellers “from all countries” as long as they have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine inside the kingdom, it said on Saturday, a day after suspending flights from seven African countries due to the ‘Omicron’ variant.

The ministry said the travellers would be allowed in from next Saturday and would need to quarantine for three days. It did not mention the flight suspensions.

Saudi Arabia on Friday suspended flights to and from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Eswatini due to concerns related to the ‘Omicron’ coronavirus variant.

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