Last updated: 18 May 2022
Who can travel?
Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.
Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates can enter Saudi Arabia without passport if travelling with their national ID card.
Entry restrictions and requirements
Passengers who have been in Iran in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia. This doesn’t apply to citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia who are fully vaccinated in Saudi Arabia. Passengers vaccinated out of Saudi Arabia must stay out of Iran for 14 days and can travel to Saudi Arabia on the 15th day. All passengers must hold COVID-19 medical insurance.
Passengers with a residence permit issued by one of the GCC countries can get an e-visa before departure depending on their profession. Passengers can check the list of professions and apply for an e-visa at https://www.visitsaudi.com/en/travel-regulations/gcc-residents-occupation. Passengers must have an e-visa confirmation.
Passengers holding Saudi Arabia Premium Residency can travel without submitting an exit/re‑entry visa to Saudi Arabia.
COVID-19 requirements for Hajj passengers
All passengers, 12 years and above travelling to perform Hall including citizens of the GCC countries MUST have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Saudi Ministry of Health. Approved vaccines are Pfizer BioNTech, Modern, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Janssen, Covovax, Nuvaxovid, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin, Sputnik-V.
For more information about travelling to/from Saudi Arabia during Umrah/Hajj season please visit our Travelling to/from Saudi Arabia during Umrah/Hajj season page.
The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre website before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.
If you have a connecting flight from Dubai (DXB) with another airline, please check the entry requirements of the destination you are travelling to on the onward carrier's website.