[Updated: Oct 9, 2020 3:05 pm]


Open for citizens: partial

Open for foreigners: partial

Quarantine: YES


  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia
  • This does not apply to the following passengers who have left Saudi Arabia for the following reasons:
    • Government employees on official duty
    • Workers in Saudi diplomatic and consular missions abroad; regional and international organizations, including their families
    • People travelling for business purposes whose work requires visiting their clients
    • Patients whose treatment requires travel abroad, based on medical reports
    • Students whose studies or training require travel to the countries in which they study or train, and their companions
    • People travelling for humanitarian purposes, including family reunification or death in the family outside Saudi Arabia
    • Citizens of Saudi Arabia, who have proof of their residence in another country
    • Participants in regional and international official sporting events, including players and members of technical and administrative staff
    • Citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) or passengers who hold a valid visa for Saudi Arabia, provided they hold proof that they are free of Covid-19 obtained within 48 hours before departure for Saudi Arabia from a reliable authority


Tourist visas to resume early 2021 (Reuters, 27.09.2020). Saudi Arabia suspends flights to, from Argentina, Brazil, India because of increase in COVID-19 cases (Media reports,23.09.2020).

International Restrictions:

On 22 September Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) suspended travel to and from the following countries: India, Brazil and Argentina, including any person who has been in any of the mentioned countries above in the last 14 days prior to their arrival to the Kingdom. From 15 September 2020, certain categories of travellers holding valid visas (exit/entry, business, residence/Iqama and visit) are allowed to enter and exit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Restrictions have been placed on some land border crossings. Borders with land borders with UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain reopened.

There are currently no transit flights through Saudi Arabia.

All travelers entering Saudi Arabia must provide proof of having taken a coronavirus PCR test that is negative within 48 hours of departure. All travellers must fill out and sign Health Disclaimer Form, then hand it over to health control center upon arrival at airport.

On arrival in Saudi Arabia all travellers will undergo 2-days self-quarantine at home after arriving to the kingdom, then take PCR test by the end of period. If PCR test not conducted, self-quarantine at home continues for 7 days.


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The COVID-19 Migrant Monitor is an urgent action campaign providing timely and appropriate information relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on migrants.