Saudi Arabia Allow Direct Entry from several countries including Egypt From Dec 1

Foreign workers can now issue their exit and reentry visa and final exit visa themselves through the Ministry of Interior’s Absher portal. This move is on a trial basis.

An official source in the Ministry of Interior announced allowing direct entry to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the following countries: the Republic of Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of India without having to spend (14) days outside these countries before entering the Kingdom’s territory as of Wednesday 01/12/2021 provided that institutional quarantine procedures will be applied to them for (5) days regardless of their immunization status outside the Kingdom, while continuing to apply the exceptions issued regarding some categories in this regard.

The source stressed the importance of adhering to the application of all precautionary and preventive measures adopted.

He also said that all procedures and measures shall be subject to continuous evaluation by the Kingdom’s competent health authorities, according to the developments in the epidemiological situation globally.

The announcement of allowing the direct entry from the above mentioned countries was issued based on the continuous follow-up of the epidemiological situation locally and globally and the reports submitted by the Saudi competent health authorities about the developments of the coronavirus pandemic and the extent of the stability of the epidemiological situation in a number of countries.