Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban for fully vaccinated travelers from India, five other countries


New Delhi: Easy travel restrictions imposed due to the Kovid-19 pandemic, SAudi Arabia has announced that it will allow tourists from six countries, including India and Pakistan. Other countries for which Saudi Arabia has lifted the travel ban are Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt and Indonesia, reported ANI.

The new directive issued by the Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia will come into effect from 1 December.

The guidelines state that fully vaccinated travelers from these six countries will be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia without a mandatory 14-day quarantine outside the country before entering Saudi Arabia.

However, expatriates from these countries will have to spend five days in quarantine, regardless of vaccination status, outside Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Arabian government banned direct entry into the country in February, when there was a global increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Travel ban imposed on travelers coming from countries like Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Turkey, United Kingdom, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, Pakistan, South Africa, India Was. , Indonesia and Japan.

The travel ban was also in place for travelers who had moved to any of these 20 countries 14 days before their planned trip to Saudi Arabia.

Other countries that have recently lifted entry restrictions for travelers from India include the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and Germany.

According to the World Health Organisation, as of November 25, Saudi Arabia had 549,590 confirmed Covid-19 cases. Whereas so far 8,828 people have died due to infection in the country.