Covid Test for Saudi Arabia

If travelling from the UK to Saudi Arabia, it is necessary to have the correct health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and doctor fit to fly certification, allowing you to confidently travel to Saudi Arabia.

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Latest Updates

Hajj will likely take place 17th July to 22nd July. Visit the fit for travel NHS website for more advice on the 2021 Umrah or Hajj. You can also follow updates on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office social media channels @ukinsaudiarabia.

As of 8 March 2021, the Ministry of Interior announced the suspension of entry into Saudi Arabia from 20 countries, including the UK effective from Wednesday 3 February 2021, 6pm GMT, in response to the spread of a new strain of Covid-19.

As of 3 January 2021, the Saudi Government has lifted the suspension of all international flights previously introduced on 20 December 2020.

However, Saudi authorities require anyone travelling from a country affected by the new strain of Covid-19 to spend a minimum of 14 days outside of the affected country before entering the Kingdom. This includes the UK.

As of 4 January 2021, the UK government has prohibited all international travel without a legally permitted reason for departure.

Saudi Arabia Travel Advice

Can I travel to Saudi Arabia?

Travellers from the UK to Saudi Arabia must be Saudi nationals or hold a valid visa. Valid visas include exit/entry, business, residence/Iqama and visit. Tourist visas have been temporarily suspended.

Travellers from the UK to January are further required to spend at least 14 days outside of a country affected by the new Covid-19 strain before entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Which Covid-19 test do I need to travel to Saudi Arabia?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia requires travellers to undertake a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travelling. The Saudi authorities specify that this test comes from a verified laboratory.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Saudi Arabia?

Yes. All travellers to Saudi Arabia are required to also complete a Health Disclaimer Form. Travellers must also download and register on Tatamman and Tawakkalna Applications.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Saudi Arabia?

If you are travelling to Saudi Arabia, a Covid test costs £149. This covers both the PCR test and a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Saudi Arabia?

Yes. Medicspot PCR tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both Saudi airlines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet Saudi Arabia’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with a negative PCR test result as well as a Fit to Fly certificate. This documentation will be provided within the 72 hour testing requirement.

How long before my flight to Saudi Arabia should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Saudi Arabia are required to take a negative PCR test certificate 72 hours before their flight.

Will I need to quarantine upon arrival in Saudi Arabia during Covid-19?

Yes. Travellers from countries affected by the new strain of Covid-19 are required to quarantine at home for 7 days then undergo a PCR test on the 6th day before ending quarantine. 

Travellers from unaffected countries are required to quarantine at home for 7 days, reduced to 3 days following a negative PCR test.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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