The Kingdom Halts Most COVID Restrictions As Of Yesterday

Hera Shabbir

As reported by the Ministry of Interior and the Saudi Press Agency, the Kingdom has officially scrapped most COVID restrictions in the country

Residents are no longer required to wear facemasks outdoors and are also exempt from social distancing. Incoming travelers also no longer require PCR tests on arrival, however may still require for departure depending on their destination.

The Kingdom also exempt visitors to the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina from previous entry measures. Visitors were earlier required to present a pass through the Tawakkalna application in order to enter.

Visitors can now visit the two holy mosques without the permits but must wear face masks

The movement was announced as part of the Kingdom’s vaccination program as nearly 60 million residents have been vaccinated.


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