UAE airlines have announced that daily flights to Saudi Arabia would be resumed over next days. On its website, Emirates airlines has posted the restrictions of different categories who can travel.
Covid-vaccinated non-Saudi are required to present proof that they have received the Covid-19 doses and must register their vaccination details online. If they meet the conditions, no quarantine is required.
They must have received:
· Two doses of Pfizer
· Two doses of Oxford AstraZeneca
· Two doses of Moderna
· One dose of Johnson & Johnson
Travelers with two doses of Sinopharm and Sinovac must also have received an additional dose of any of the four approved vaccines in the kingdom.
All nonvaccinated international travelers are required to complete seven-day institutional quarantine at their own expense along with two PCR tests.
Who are exempted?
According to Emirates website, the following passengers are exempted from institutional quarantine:
•Saudi citizens, spouses of citizens and their mothers, children of citizens and domestic workers accompanying any of individuals mentioned in these categories. Nonvaccinated travelers in this category have to quarantine at home for 7 days and take a Covid-19 PCR test on day 6 of quarantine.
•Nonvaccinated domestic workers accompanying a vaccinated resident. Nonvaccinated travelers in this category have to quarantine at home for 7 days and take a Covid-19 PCR test on day 6 of quarantine.
•Those holding a diplomatic visa, diplomats and their residing families and their domestic workers, provided they comply with quarantine procedures by staying in their homes.
•Those involved in health supply chains.
•Health practitioners working in government sectors, their families and companions under the age of 18. Travel companions below 18 years must comply with home quarantine for 7 days and take a Covid-19 PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and another on day 7 of quarantine.