All Saudi Arabian citizens traveling outside the Kingdom from August 9 must receive two Chinese coronavirus vaccine doses before departing, Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry announced Monday.
“The new requirement will not be applied to children under the age of 12 provided that their travel insurance policy covers expenses relating to COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] and is pre-approved by the central bank of Saudi Arabia,” Al Arabiya reported July 19.
“People who were infected by the virus in the last six months and those who were infected with COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] but received the first dose of the vaccine are also exempt,” according to the Arab news outlet.
Saudi Arabia’s government already required Saudi citizens to be inoculated against the Chinese coronavirus prior to international travel starting May 17. The guidelines at the time allowed people who had received just one dose of a coronavirus vaccine to travel abroad. A