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UAE - Saudi Arabia Travel Restrictions.

Saudi Arabia closed its borders to travellers from the UAE and other three countries which are Ethiopia, Vietnam and Afghanistan, in an attempt to curb the spread of new, highly transmissible Covid-19 variants. The ban is due to go into effect at 11 pm on Sunday, 4 July 2021 The kingdom is suspending passenger flights to and from all four countries. Saudi citizens are banned from travelling to these destinations unless they receive special permission from authorities. The country's citizens are currently also banned from travelling to Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Venezuela, Belarus and India. Saudi Arabia lifted travel restrictions on 11 countries, including the UAE, in May, after a 14-month lockdown. The country is still welcoming travellers who wish to visit Saudi from the US, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Japan. Vaccinated Saudi citizens, or those who have recovered from Covid-19, have also been allowed to travel outside the kingdom since May, but the Ministry of Interior is calling for caution and advising people to “stay away from areas where the virus is spreading, and follow all precautionary measures, regardless of their destination”, according to the Saudi Press Agency. UAE Emirates Airline is operating extra flights to and from Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam on Sunday to help Saudi nationals and residents return to the country as soon as possible. Saudi citizens are banned from travelling to the UAE unless they receive special permission from authorities. The Saudi citizens travelling from Saudi Arabia to Dubai, UAE with special permission, for expatriate residents and tourists alike, a negative PCR test result presented at the airport of departure is required. The test result must be issued within 72 hours before departing to Dubai. The certificate must be a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai. Travellers must bring an official, printed certificate in English or Arabic to check-in – SMS and digital certificates are not accepted. PCR certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the originating station. Saudi travellers will not be required to undergo an on-arrival test and quarantine. They must download the COVID19 – DXB Smart App for either iOS  Android. The Saudi citizens travelling from Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi, UAE with special permission, As such, vaccinated travellers departing from Saudi Arabia will not be subjected to quarantine, but are required to take a PCR test on arrival and day six. They will also need to submit a negative PCR test result taken within 96 hours before departure. Those intending to stay in Abu Dhabi for longer than 6 consecutive days must undergo a PCR test on day 6, and day 12 if they remain for 12 consecutive days.  Other requirements include:  All arrivals should have health insurance coverage during their stay in UAE before arriving in Abu Dhabi  Arrivals should follow all the precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Arrivals should download the health tracing application ( Alhosn ) In brief, Travellers to Dubai & Sharjah who take PCR tests upon arrival need to quarantine until test results come out. If they test positive, they must isolate as per health authority guidelines. Travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi from green countries are not required to quarantine, but others must spend 10 days in quarantine. The Saudi citizens and residents travelling from UAE will be required to quarantine for 14 days. The decision of travel ban was taken due to “the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus pandemic and the spread of a new mutated strain of the virus”, the Saudi authority said, without explicitly mentioning the increasingly globally emergent Delta variant. First detected in India and now present in at least 85 countries, Delta is the most contagious of any coronavirus variant yet identified. The details of travelling from UAE to Saudi Arabia, everything you need to know thru Visanations, which is the best Saudi Visa Agent in Dubai, providing the best Saudi Visa Services from UAE. Also, Visanations will provide Saudi business and Visit Visa, Saudi Visa for UAE residents.