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Saudi Arabia lifts conditional travel ban on citizens


After more than a year, the Saudi government is going to lift the conditional ban on foreign travel of Saudi citizens. From May 17, only citizens capable of resisting Covid-19 will be able to travel outside the country using land borders, waterways and airways. Arab News reported this information.

The Saudi Interior Ministry said on Sunday that three types of people would be considered resistant to Covid-19. Those who took two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, those who took the first dose of the corona vaccine at least 14 days ago, and those who have recovered from the corona infection in the last six months.

Saudi Arabia lifts conditional travel ban on citizens

In addition, Saudis under the age of 18 who are not covered by the vaccination program will also be able to travel abroad. However, they must have an insurance policy approved by the country’s central bank, according to Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Saudi Arabia has banned citizens from traveling abroad since the outbreak of the coronavirus last year. In a country of 34.2 million people, more than 900,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. So far, more than 419,000 people in the country have been affected by corona. About seven thousand of them have died.

Last month, in the run-up to the holy month of Ramadan, Saudi Arabia allowed those who were able to resist Covid-19 to perform Umrah in accordance with health regulations.


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