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Gulf Today Report
The Saudi Ministry of Tourism announced that the Kingdom will open its doors to tourists and lift the entry ban for visa holders starting from August 1.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that fully vaccinated tourists can enter the Kingdom without the need for an institutional quarantine period, provided that an official vaccination certificate is presented upon arrival, and proof of a negative PCR test valid up to 72 hours.
Visitors to the Kingdom are also required to register their data related to vaccination doses on the new electronic portal dedicated to this, in addition to registering their data through the Tawakkalna application.
This application will allow tourists to enter public places, provided that they are fully vaccinated.
The vaccines approved in the Kingdom are:
Single dose of Johnson & Johnson
Saudi Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Khatib said, "We welcome tourists again, and we are very happy to receive the Kingdom's guests again after a pause due to the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic."
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