SAUDI ARABIA’S Ministry of Tourism will again accept foreign nationals holding tourist visas as of August 1, the authority said in a statement.
“Tourists who have been vaccinated will be allowed to enter without having to undergo official quarantine by submitting negative evidence of a PCR test and a vaccine certificate,” the ministry said.
The COVID-19 vaccines that will be certified are Pfizer, Astrazeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, according to a Reuters report.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia will allow citizens receiving two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to travel abroad from August 9, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) was quoted as saying by China’s Xinhua news agency.
The decision by the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry came as part of preventive measures against COVID-19 and its new variant. The decision does not apply to children under the age of 12, COVID-19 survivors who recover in less than six months, and those who have only received one dose of the vaccine. [antaranews]