All visitors arriving in Saudi Arabia need to enter institutional quarantine

RIYADH ,May 11 (INP): All unvaccinated visitors coming from countries not facing ban need to go into institutional quarantine upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom, an official source said at the Ministry of Interior said on Monday in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

According to the report of Saudi Gazette that the move, which will come into force on May 20 (Thursday), makes it mandatory for all unvaccinated travelers to abide by institutional quarantine procedures for a period of 7 days and obtain a valid health insurance document to cover the risks of coronavirus.

The institutional quarantine is enforced at a facility under the supervision of the health authorities as opposed to home quarantine.

The unvaccinated travelers also must undergo a PCR test for coronavirus on the first and seventh day of their arrival.

The measures exempt the following categories;

— Citizens, citizens’ spouses, sons and daughters of citizens, and domestic workers accompanying any of the aforementioned groups