11/16/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/16/2021 05:34
Updated 15 November 2021
Travel may have resumed in most parts of the world, but it has not become any easier. Saudi Arabia has lifted its air travel restrictions, thereby allowing international flights to and from the Kingdom to largely resume, but travelling to the country requires passengers to submit certain essential documents, complete appropriate registration and clear several pre-entry checks.
If you are looking to travel to the KSA, here are the arrival registration procedures you should be aware of.
Apart from testing, quarantineand visarequirements, before flying, all travellers must register their details, including comprehensive vaccination information, ononline portal (electronic registration of the vaccine) no less than 72 hours before flying to the Kingdom.
The travellers' information is linked with the Tawakkalna application, which facilitates the completion of the entry procedures for all arrivals to the Kingdom from all the Kingdom's international outlets.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has mandated registering the data of immunized travellers arriving in the Kingdom who are non-Saudi citizens and exempted groups before arriving at the Kingdom, through the Muqeem portal.
Saudi citizens & non-Saudi residents (holding Iqama for residents) who are currently outside Saudi Arabia must register according to their vaccination status:
Residents of Saudi Arabia, who were vaccinated within the countrywill need to show their immunization status before boarding their flight to Saudi through the health status of the Tawakkalnaapplication or by submitting a report proving immunization in the Kingdom via the Quddum platform.
For medical visitors
Non-vaccinated medical visitors, entering Saudi Arabia by land are mandated to register themselves through the link https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/register-visitor?type=MedicalVisitor.
Acknowledgment of the accuracy of the entered information and the correctness of the information will be verified at the entry points, and failure to comply with these requirements makes it open to preventing entry to the Kingdom and the legal consequences.
For domestic labourers arriving with a Saudi citizen
Domestic labourers, entering KSA along with a Saudi citizen can register their details here on the link https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/register-domestic-labor. It is mandatory for the domestic worker to accompany the Saudi citizen on the same trip.
For Hajj pilgrims
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has confirmed that foreign pilgrims will be allowed to partake in the Umrah, albeit with several rules and restrictions that should be strictly followed. If you're looking for the complete guidelines, registration procedures, testing and quarantine measures to be taken for Hajj, you can find it here - Umrah 2021: Everything You Need to Know About This Year's Pilgrimage
Other entry requirements
Proof of vaccination
All arriving guests (except for certain exempted travellers) are mandated to show their proof of vaccination, obtaining one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom. The vaccine certificates are required to be certified by official health authorities from the country that provided the vaccination for incoming passengers.
The duration between receiving the last dose (the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the first dose of a single dose vaccine) should not be less than 14 days before travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Guests must carry their vaccine certificates at all times during their stay in the kingdom (or proof of health status through applications and accredited programs in the Kingdom).
All arriving passengers must download the Tawakkalna app before arrival and register upon arrival. Once registration and proof of vaccination are complete and ready, log in to the Tawakkalna appand register your immunisation data on the app.
The Tawakkalana app is available in over 75 countries worldwide and visitors can easily upload their vaccine details: