Saudi Arabia reopened: The Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia said that travelers who have got the vaccine approved by the Saudi government will be given entry into the country.
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Saudi Arabia is giving entry to Fully Vaccinated Foreign Tourists from Sunday. Foreign tourists were not being given entry into the country for 17 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Saudi Press Agency report, the Ministry of Tourism announced that the Kingdom is opening its doors to foreign tourists and the ban on entry for tourist visa holders is being abolished starting from August 1. Is.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism said that travelers who have had Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines approved by the Saudi government. They will be allowed to enter the country without going to quarantine. Tourists who wish to obtain visa can apply through the Spirit of Saudi website visitsaudi.com. If the passengers show the vaccination certificate at the time of arrival, then they are not going to need to go to the mandatory quarantine. Apart from this, they have to show negative RT-PCR report.
Tourism industry is being promoted to improve global image
Riyadh has spent billions of dollars to boost its tourism industry, to diversify its oil-dependent economy. This is the reason why the Kingdom began issuing tourist visas for the first time in 2019, in order to improve its global image. Between September 2019 and March 2020, Saudi Arabia issued four lakh visas, but then the coronavirus epidemic knocked. Since then the process of issuing visas has been stopped. Apart from this, Haj pilgrimage was also affected due to Corona.
There will be a three-year ban on travel to countries included in the Red List including India
At the same time, Saudi Arabia has said that it has decided to impose a three-year travel ban on citizens traveling to countries included in the Kingdom’s ‘Red List’ list. Giving this information on Tuesday, the state news agency SPA said that such a decision has been taken as part of efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and its new variants. Saudi Arabia has banned travel to and from many countries including Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.
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