Saudi Arabia opens borders for citizens

Medical tourists from Saudi Arabia can travel abroad if they have been vaccinated.

According to the Saudi Ministry of Health, medical tourists tend to go to Dubai, Turkey, USA, UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. While Turkey is on the banned list, Dubai is not, and all of Europe except the UK should soon be open to vaccinated medical tourists.

Saudi Arabia has lifted quarantine requirement for COVID vaccinated foreign visitors from most countries. Visitors from 20 other countries – including the USA, India, UK, Germany, France and the United Arab Emirates – remain banned from entering the kingdom.

Non-Saudi visitors arriving in the Kingdom from eligible countries by air who are fully vaccinated, or have had COVID-19 and recovered, will no longer have to spend seven days in government-approved hotels, as long as they provide an official vaccination certificate upon arrival.

Under the new rules, anyone who is not vaccinated must quarantine on arrival in Saudi Arabia for seven days at their own expense and provide a negative PCR test on the sixth day of their arrival. They must provide a valid health insurance policy to cover potential risks from COVID-19. They will also need to provide a negative PCR test taken no later than 72 hours before boarding their flight to the kingdom.