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Saudi Arabia Lifts COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
16 June 2022

By virtue of the statement of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) issued on June 13th, and based on the follow-up and reports submitted by competent health authorities about the epidemiological update of COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the remarkable achievements in the fight against the pandemic, then by the colossal support of the wise leadership, the concerted effective national efforts of all authorities, and the progress in the National Vaccination Program (NVP), and the high rates of immunization against the virus in society; it was decided to lift the COVID-19 precautionary and preventive measures, according to the following:
First: Mask-wearing is no longer legally required for closed areas, except for the Grand Holy Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram), the Prophet’s Mosque, and places for which protocols are issued by the Public Health Authority «Weqaya», or the facilities, activities, events, and means of public transportation that wish to apply higher levels of protection.
Second: Immunization and health verification, via «Tawakkalna» App., are no longer required to enter facilities, activities, events, board planes, and public transportation, except for those whose work nature requires immunization or continuation to verify health status, as per protocols of «Weqaya», or for those facilities, activities, events, and means of transportation that wish to implement higher levels of protection by continuing to require immunization or to verify the health status before entering them.
Third: The period required from citizens wishing to travel outside the Kingdom to take the third booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine is eight months instead of three months from receiving the second dose, except for those age groups specified or excluded by the Health Ministry (MOH) and as per their health status in «Tawakkalna» App.
It is worth mentioning that MOH has been highlighting the importance of maintaining the implementation of NVP, including taking the approved booster doses of the vaccine.

Last Update : 16 June 2022 11:39 AM
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