The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has on the fifth of March, 2022, lifted the restriction of non-stop departures from 17 African nations including: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauritius, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, United Republic of Comoros, Ethiopia and Afghanistan.
Also, the Saudi Government rejected major COVID-19 limitations aside from wearing of masks in the two sacred Mosques in Makka and Medina as well as other spots of worship in the Kingdom.
The directive, which was issued by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior, takes effect from March 5, 2022.
As indicated by the new arrangement, residents visiting the Kingdom will no longer be under coercion to go through obligatory COVID-19 quarantine or PCR test result upon appearance in Saudi Arabia.
Notwithstanding, the new order propel all new travelers to Saudi Arabia to get an insurance that takes care of the cost of treatment from Covid disease.
Again, the Kingdom expressed commitment to complete the implementation of its national plan on immunisation, which would enable, among other principles, administration of booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine and applying procedures to verify health status of pilgrims at the point of entering any facility, including events centres, airports, and public transportation.
The ministry pronounced that the new measures will be exposed to constant assessment by the health officials and in accordance with the country’s epidemiological circumstance.