A spokesman for the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority announced that the Kingdom’s airports will witness 385 flights from 9 international airports in the Kingdom, most notably King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh with 225 flights, and King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. With 75 flights, and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam with 66 flights.
The spokesman confirmed that as part of safety measures, some seats in aircraft were designated as a quarantine area to deal with potential emergencies during the flight.
In the first hours of Monday, May 17, 2021, the first flights will start International outside the Kingdom for the Saudis, by opening air, land and sea ports, after a suspension that lasted more than a year and four months.
And according to what was approved by the Saudi Ministry of Interior, the concerned authorities have identified categories that are allowed to travel, namely the immunized citizens who received two full doses of (Covid 19) vaccine, as well as those who received one dose, provided that (14) days have passed since they were vaccinated with the dose. The first is according to what appears in the (Tawakolna) app.
It includes international travel permits, a For citizens recovering from the Corona virus, provided that they have spent less than 6 months from their infection with the virus, according to what appears on the (Tawakolna) application, and for citizens under the age of 18 years, provided that they present an insurance policy approved by the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia, before traveling. The risks of (Covid 19) are covered outside the Kingdom, according to the instructions announced by the concerned authorities, and home quarantine is applied to them after returning to the Kingdom for a period of (7) days, provided that a PCR examination is done at the end of the quarantine period, and persons are excluded from the examination Those under the age of (8) years, and this category is amended according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health.
In turn, the Directorate announced The General Passports Department of Saudi Arabia is ready in all international outlets (land, sea and air) to receive travelers, after the decision to approve the effective lifting of the travel suspension for citizens, and the opening of the ports, as of one in the morning on the fifth Monday of the month of Shawwal, corresponding to May 17, 2021.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the “Passports” clarified that those wishing to travel outside the Kingdom are required to follow the instructions issued From the Ministry of the Interior for the categories allowed to travel, which are: immunized citizens who received two full doses of the “Covid-19” vaccine, as well as those who received one dose, provided that 14 days have passed since they were vaccinated with the first dose, according to what appears in the “Tawakkalna” application.
Permission includes those citizens recovering from the Coronavirus, provided that they have spent less than 6 months infected with the virus, according to what appears in the “Tawakolna” application, and citizens under the age of 18 years, provided that That they present, before travel, an insurance policy approved by the Saudi Central Bank “SAMA”, covering the risks of “Covid-19” outside the Kingdom, according to the instructions announced by the relevant authorities.
The General Directorate of Passports called upon everyone to adhere to the procedures. The precautionary measures followed and taking all preventive measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), indicating that the travel conditions for travelers will be checked automatically.
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