Saudi Arabia eases travel restrictions for teaching staff

By: News Desk      Published: 09:52 AM, 6 Oct, 2021
Saudi Arabia eases travel restrictions for teaching staff
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An official source at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior stated that in light of the efforts made by the Saudi government to limit the spread of COVID-19, and based on what was submitted by health authorities in the Kingdom, it has been decided to allow travellers who were previously required to spend 14 days outside certain countries before entering the Kingdom to directly fly in, reported Arab News.

This applies to the following categories, provided that they abide by the institutional quarantine and take the vaccine during the quarantine: faculty members and their counterparts in universities, colleges and institutes; teachers in public schools; the training body in the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation and training institutes; scholarship students.

Those who have received one dose or all doses of the vaccine inside the Kingdom are excluded from institutional quarantine, provided that this includes the companions of those groups and their families and workers in the public and private sectors.

It has also been decided to lift the suspension of travel for citizens under the age of 18 to Bahrain, conditional on the previously announced requirements.

The source stressed the need for everyone to adhere to precautionary and preventive measures.

The source said that all precautionary and preventive measures for travel are subject to continuous evaluation by the Public Health Authority.