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Saudi Arabia to allow direct entry of fully vaccinated expats from countries facing ban

Saudi Arabia to allow direct entry of fully vaccinated expats from countries facing ban

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs today issued new instructions allowing the direct entry of fully vaccinated expats from countries facing travel ban, local media reported.

This will be applicable only to expats who have left the Kingdom on exit and reentry visas after taking two doses of vaccine against coronavirus from Saudi Arabia.

Currently, the countries facing the travel ban are India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Lebanon.

The Saudi ambassador to Lebanon said that the authorities in Saudi Arabia have issued instructions allowing the direct entry to the Kingdom from the countries facing travel ban.


In addition, the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia said Indian nationals who have travelled to India after receiving both doses of the vaccine in Saudi Arabia will be able to return to the Kingdom directly without a need for quarantine in a third country.

The embassy noted that further details on implementation of the decision are awaited.

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