Mandatory booster shot guideline for Saudi Arabia citizens wishing to travel abroad

Citizens who wish to travel to any other foreign country will be required to get vaccinated with the booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Saudi Arabian government cited.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Citizens who wish to travel to any other foreign country will be required to get vaccinated with the booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Saudi Arabian government cited. The announcement was made by Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior on Thursday.

The Ministry further noted the citizens who have taken their second jab of the COVID-19 vaccines prior to three months when they wish to take their booster jab.


Children who are under the age of 16 years are exempted from the new mandate travel guideline put in place.

Meanwhile, any individual travelling to the middle east country is required to present either a negative RT-PCR or Rapid antigen test result, which must be taken within 48 hours of their date of departure to be allowed back in. Although, this travel guideline is not in effect for children below the age of 8 years.

Announcing the new travel measures, the citizens of Saudi Arabia who have in case tested positive for the deadliest COVID-19 virus will have to remain in quarantine for at least seven days outside the country and will then again be permitted if they test negative for the deadliest COVID-19 virus.

On the other hand, the individuals who have not received their jabs and are not vaccinated will have to wait for at least ten days before being allowed back into the middle east nation.

The Ministry strictly asks the general public to abide by the COVID-19 health protocols and guidelines such as – wearing masks, maintaining an adequate physical distance and frequently sanitizing in order to avoid contracting the contagious COVID-19 viral disease.

It further also encouraged the unvaccinated population of Saudi Arabia to take their jabs of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines so as to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the deadliest novel coronavirus pandemic.



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