Covid-19 Information for Visitors

Covid-19 Information for Visitors

Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders to international tourists from 1 August 2021.

Citizens from 49 countries are eligible for a tourism visa, which can be secured on the Visit Saudi website. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, especially from countries with new variant coronavirus, travellers should check with their carrier before booking.

Tourism visa holders who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to enter the country from 1 August, 2021 without the need to quarantine. Travelers will need to provide evidence of a full course of one the four vaccines currently recognized: two doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or a single dose of the vaccine produced by Johnson and Johnson.

Travelers who have completed two doses of the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines will be accepted if they have received an additional dose of one of the four vaccines approved in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia has opened a web portal at https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home for visitors to register their vaccination status. The site is available in Arabic and English.

Travelers arriving in Saudi Arabia are also required to provide a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure and an approved paper vaccination certificate, certified by the official health authorities in the issuing country.

AlUla is operating under the new MOH Covid guidelines. In response to the new guidelines the following measures are now implemented:

Tours & Experiences
  • Heritage site tours are operating as normal, the number of visitors reduced per tour as per MOH guidelines.
  • All other experiences and trails are operating under MOH guidelines.

Transportation
  • Flight to and from AlUla will be operating as per schedule.
  • Taxis and ride-hailing services will continue to operate within MOH guidelines.

To learn more on the MOH new guidelines and Covid-19 measures please click here.

AlUla is observing the following protocols. By following these measures, we strive to make your visit to this amazing destination as safe as possible.

Measures applied in AlUla to keep visitors safe:
  • Body temperature checks of visitors arriving at AlUla airport
  • Maintain 2 meters apart unless absolutely necessary
  • Avoid any unnecessary physical contact and touching your face
  • Sanitation stations will be visible and available in all possible areas
  • Staff and visitors will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently with soap and water
  • Where handwashing facilities are not immediately available, antiseptic gel dispensers will be provided
  • Staff who have contact with visitors will be provided with gloves and masks
  • The minimum number of essential employees will be on-site at any time
  • All areas will be kept well-ventilated
  • Commonly touched items and surfaces will be disinfected frequently
  • Dedicated eating areas of the appropriate size will allow for visitors to sit at safe distances
  • Tables will be sanitised between each use and at the end of the day
  • One-way travel systems are to be implemented where possible
  • Dedicated security personnel will ensure all guidelines contained in policy are maintained

Have questions? The national helpline for tourism queries related to COVID-19 is 930 and staffed 24/7.

 

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