Saudi Arabia Allows Entry of Fully Vaccinated Expats from Countries Facing Travel Ban

Saudi Arabia Allows Entry of Fully Vaccinated Expats from Countries Facing Travel Ban

Residents of Saudi Arabia traveling from countries on the restricted list are now allowed to enter the Kingdom, provided they have taken both their Covid-19 vaccine doses in the Kingdom before flying out.

This also includes passengers who had transited through these countries over the last 14 days.

The suspended ban on travelers imposed by the Saudi Interior Ministry on February 2 to prevent new coronavirus infections.

However, the ban did not include citizens, diplomats, health practitioners, and their families.

In other news, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health recorded 353 new coronavirus cases and seven virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

Saudi Arabia has now recorded a total of 542,707 coronavirus cases. A total of 8,497 people have died from the virus.

The number of recoveries hit 529,833 with the addition of 456 new cases, according to a statement by the Health Ministry.

The UAE on Tuesday confirmed the detection of 990 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths, and 1,675 new recoveries.

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the new cases revealed after conducting 325,118 PCR tests; across the country as part of its plan to expand the scope of tests.

With the newly detected cases, the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has risen to 711,428. In contrast, the fatality tally has touched 2,026, while overall recoveries have now stood at 694,260.

Oman on Tuesday announced 120 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of reported cases in the Sultanate to 301,570.

Oman News Agency (ONA) quoted the health ministry; saying that the number of recoveries reached 290,631 after announcing 221 new recoveries.

The ministry also announced five new COVID-19 related deaths, taking the death toll to 4,043.