The health and safety of our visitors, residents and citizens is our top priority. Saudi Arabia has introduced proactive measures to help contain the virus globally, including temporary restrictions on travel.
We will continue to share relevant updates here to ensure that visitors who are planning a trip to Saudi Arabia, and those currently in the country, remain informed about the latest developments.
Advice for visitors to and in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has suspended all international flights indefinitely to help combat the spread of Covid-19. Neither citizens, residents nor tourists can enter Saudi Arabia during this period, except in exceptional cases. The status of this suspension is under regular review by the Ministry of Interior.
In exceptional circumstances, arrangements are being made for citizens and residents to return to Saudi Arabia during this period, with a 14-day quarantine period on arrival.
Extensions are not required for tourist visas that expired following the suspension of international flights.
The Awdah (return) service will allow tourists and expatriates legally residing in the kingdom and holding a valid visa – this includes ‘exit and return’ and ‘final exit’ documentation, all visit visa categories, and tourist visas – to return home. Repatriation applications can be submitted online via the Absher platform.
Curfews have been lifted across all regions and cities in the kingdom, and all economic and social activities have resumed. The following important safety precautions remain in place:
· Social distancing and precautionary measures, including wearing facemasks, must be maintained.
· Gatherings should not exceed 50 people.
· Umrah, visit visas, and international flights, as well as entry and exit across land and sea borders, remain suspended until further notice.
Access to healthcare
Free treatment is provided to all Covid-19 patients in every government and private healthcare facility in Saudi Arabia. This extends to all citizens, residents and visitors in the kingdom.
For more information:
For questions related to tourism, call our 24/7 tourist advisory line on 930 (in Saudi Arabia), or use +966 920 000 890 from outside the kingdom.
For questions related to visas, please call 930 (in Saudi Arabia), or +966 920 000 890 from outside the kingdom.
For questions related to healthcare while in Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Health has a dedicated phone number on 937 and mobile app: Mawid.
We look forward to welcoming you to discover Saudi Arabia when the world recovers from this global challenge. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay safe.