Travel Advisory Issued or Umrah Pilgrims Travelling to Saudi Arabia

A new travel advisory has been issued for passengers traveling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah after the Kingdom issued new directives regarding COVID restrictions.

According to the new travel guidelines, Saudi authorities have lifted the restriction on a PCR test and also approved a list of eight vaccines for Umrah pilgrims.

The approved vaccines by the kingdom are including the following; Pfizer, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinovac, Johnson and Johnson, Cansino, and Sputnik.

To travel to the Kingdom, the travelers would need one dose of Johnson and Johnson, two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna, and two doses and a booster shot of Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Sputnik.

Those who received a single dose of Cansino, on the other hand, will need two booster shots before they can travel to Saudi Arabia for Umrah.

The Umrah pilgrims will also need to obtain a vaccination certificate before traveling, according to the travel advisory.

Saudi Arabia lifted major COVID restrictions for passengers traveling to the Kingdom on March 6, but medical insurance would still be required.

Passengers traveling to Saudi Arabia will no longer be required to undergo the PCR test and quarantine period, according to a notification issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia.

The ban on wearing masks in public places is also lifted, though passengers must still have medical insurance.

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