Saudi Arabia will allow its citizens “immune” to Covid-19 to travel abroad from May 17, the Interior Ministry announced on Sunday.
Citizens will be considered “immune” if they have been fully vaccinated, if they have received one of the doses at least 14 days before their trip or if they have recovered from the virus in the past six months, the ministry said.
Saudis under the age of 18, who do not have access to vaccines, will also be allowed to travel from May 17 if they provide insurance approved by the central bank, according to the ministry statement relayed by the Agence de Saudi press.
The kingdom will also reopen its land, sea and air borders. Since the start of the pandemic, Arabia has recorded more than 419,000 cases of coronavirus, including nearly 7,000 deaths.