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COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS     (updated 6 March)

VACCINATION

All visitors arriving in the country must provide evidence of a full course of the vaccines currently recognized:

  • 2 doses of Pfizer BioNTech or Comirnaty

  • 2 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca, Covishield, SK Bioscience or Vaxzevria.

  • 2 doses of Moderna or Spikevax

  • 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson

Travellers who have completed two doses of the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines will be accepted on the condition that they have received an additional dose of one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mentioned in the above paragraph.

Vaccine certificates issued by official health authorities from the country that provided the vaccination for incoming travellers must be provided. The final dose (the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the first dose of a single dose vaccine) should be received no less than 14 days before travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Travellers should carry either their vaccine certificates or proof of vaccination status via applications recognized in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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TAWAKKALNA APP

All visitors arriving in the country must download and register the Tawakkalna application before arriving at the point of departure. To use Tawakkalna in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia you will need phone and data services on your cellphone.

THE DEFINITION OF (IMMUNE):

    1. Saudi Citizens:

      • An individual whose status in TAWAKKALNA APP appears IMMUNE.

    2. Residents:

      • An individual who has been fully vaccinated in the Kingdom. Or;

      • An individual who has been fully vaccinated by one of the vaccines approved by WHO but not approved in the Kingdom AND received a booster dose from one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom. Provided that the doses received outside the Kingdom are registered via the Ministry of Health Platform through https://eservices.moh.gov.sa/CoronaVaccineRegistration

      Non Saudi Citizens/ Non Residents:

      • An individual who exceeds the age of (12) years and has been fully vaccinated by one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom. Or;

      • An individual who is immune by being fully vaccinated by one of the vaccines approved by WHO but not approved in the Kingdom AND received a booster dose from one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom.

      • All vaccinated Guests have to submit proof of their vaccination in accordance with MOH requirements via (Quddum) platform.

  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS:

    1. All Guests status in TAWAKKALNA APP must appear IMMUNE.

    2. The categories exempted from taking doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to what appears in “TAWAKKALNA” application, are excluded from these instructions, with the need to adhere to all precautionary preventive measures and approved protocols.
       

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO SAUDI ARABIA:

If you are flying to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, you are kindly requested by health authorities in Saudi Arabia to follow health guidance below to keep you protected when you travel with SAUDIA.
 

  • Submission of a negative result of PCR test or Rapid Antigen tests for the Corona Virus before departing to the Kingdom are no longer required.

  • Holders of all types of Visit Visas are required to have insurance to cover the costs of Corona Virus infection treatment during their stay in the Kingdom.

     

Travel Suspension Procedures:

  1. Suspension of travel for Saudi Citizens to the following countries :
    (Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran,  Turkey, Armenia, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Venezuela, Belarus, India, Vietnam, Republic of Indonesia) and any country where the pandemic remains unstable.

  2. The transport of Saudi Citizens on international flights is allowed to the permitted countries provided that they receive the booster dose of the (Covid-19) vaccine for those who spent three months from the time of receiving the second dose, with the exception of age groups less than (16) years old or groups excluded according to what appears in the application (Tawakkalna). The following categories of guests are excluded from the requirement to submit proof of vaccination:

  • Children under the age of (12) twelve years provided that they obtain a valid health insurance policy approved by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) to cover the risks of COVID-19.

  • Individuals whose status in Tawakkalna appear (Exempted) from COVID-19 vaccine, are to be treated equally as those whose status in Tawakkalna appear as IMMUNE.

  1. Travelling with ID has been suspended for GCC citizens.

  • General Requirements:

  1. All guests intending to visit the Kingdom (excluding Saudi Citizens, Residents and GCC Citizens) must have medical insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment.

  2. All guests must download and register on TAWAKKALNA App within (8) hours of arrival to Kingdom.

  3. Guests must monitor COVID-19 symptoms and immediately call 937 if any symptoms appeared, go to primary healthcare center or emergency if necessary.

TRAVELLING TO DAMMAM

By Air

International participants have two options to reach Dammam:

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DAMMAM AIRPORT (DMM) 

Many airlines regularly fly to King Fahd International Airport (DMM) including Saudi Airlines, Air France, KLM, Turkish Airlines.

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BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BAH) 

Bahrain international airport is easily accessible through the causeway and is established hub for many airlines.

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Please note: Should you decide to fly into Bahrain to reach Dammam, specific visa regulations will apply. Obtaining an entry visa at Bahrain Airport upon arrival will not grant you entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. All necessary information can be found at: ​https://www.evisa.gov.bh 

EXTEND YOUR STAY

As the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is opening to tourism, why not take the opportunity to extend your stay beyond the exhibition? With its long history and rich cultural and natural diversity, Saudi Arabia has plenty to offer... 

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