05/27/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/27/2021 04:01
Saudi international border reopening on 17th May is a welcome news to travellers around the world looking to visit the Kingdom. While earlier Pakistan was on the list countries banned for entry by Saudi Arabia government, the latest travel ban update has essentially gave the green light to travellers from Pakistan to fly to the KSA.
Pakistan to Saudi Arabia flight open date 2021
Starting 17th of May, travellers from Pakistan are able to enter Saudi Arabia from Pakistan. While international flight is permitted once again, non-Saudi nationals holding tourist visas are currently not allowed to enter the Kingdom.
Guidelines and requirements for travellers into the Kingdom
All visitors must carry proof of vaccination (vaccine certificates for COVID 19) with one of these vaccines:
• 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech
• 2 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca
• 2 doses of Moderna
• 1 dose of Johnson&Johnson's Janssen
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 traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
All visitors (except Saudi citizens and children below 8 years of age) must provide negative PCR test certificate issued from a verified laboratory that does not exceed 72 hours from the time the test is undertaken until departing to the kingdom. Without the certificate, visitors will be denied from boarding the airplane.
All international travellers arriving to Saudi Arabia must complete a period of 7 days of institutional quarantine at their own expense starting from the time of arrival at the institutional quarantine facilities to the Kingdom.
Some exemptions include:
• Saudi citizens, citizen spouses and children and domestic workers accompanying any of individuals mentioned in these categories.
- Non immune travellers in this category, shall comply with home quarantine for a period of 7 days, and be allowed to take the COVID 19 PCR test starting on the 6th day of quarantine.
- Non immune domestic workers accompanying an immune resident.
Non immune travellers shall comply with home quarantine for a period of 7 days, and be allowed to take the COVID-19 PCR test starting on the 6th day of quarantine
• Immune travellers as follows:
- For citizens or residents whose status on Tawaklna application shows that they've completed their vaccinations against COVID-19: those who have passed 14 days after their first dose or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in a period not exceeding 6 months.
- For non-residents and first time visitors who have completed 14 days since receiving all doses of the vaccination (by an authorized vaccine by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), while providing a certificate or proof in accordance with the requirements set by the Ministry of Health (MOH)
• Those holding a diplomatic visa, diplomats and their residing families, on the basis that they adhere to the quarantine procedures by staying in their homes in accordance to MOH approved regulations.
• Cabin crew
• Those involved in health supply chains, according to MOH
All visitors (excluding citizens, residents and GCC citizens) must have medical insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies and hospitals, including the institutional quarantine for a period of 14 days.
Pakistan to Saudi Arabia flight schedules 2021
According to their website, Saudia for June 2021 has multiple daily flights available departing from Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore to cities in Saudi Arabia the likes of Jeddah, Riyadh and Madinah.
Please visit the airline's official webpage for the full schedule.
Pakistan International Airlines flight schedule for the month of June to cities in Saudi Arabia including Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh and Madinah mostly consists of twice-weekly flights departing from Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.
Karachi - Dammam twice-weekly Friday and Wednesday
Karachi - Jeddah twice-weekly Friday and Monday
Karachi - Madinah one weekly flight on Thursday