The Saudi Arabian government has lifted all Covid-19-related entry restrictions for holders of tourism visas.
Effective immediately, visitors to Saudi will no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a PCR test to enter the country.
Institutional quarantine requirements will be entirely removed, and all travellers from the countries currently red-listed will be allowed entry.
Social distancing rules will be lifted across the country, including Makkah and Madinah, and masks will be required in enclosed public places only.
This lifting of restrictions on leisure, business and religious visitors marks the most comprehensive update to travel regulations since Saudi first opened to international travellers in late 2019.
“We welcome this decision by the central government, which protects both lives and livelihoods while welcoming travellers back to Saudi,” said Ahmed Al Khateeb, minister of tourism for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.