Saudi Arabia plans to cut quarantine days for immigrants

The GACA says the rules will take effect on Sept 23, and that a booster dose available in the country should be taken after the end of the institutional quarantine

Saudi Arabia plans to cut quarantine days for immigrants

The Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has proposed reducing the quarantine period of people from countries that do not face a Saudi entry ban.

The move is aimed at making it easier for residents, visitors and dependents to enter Saudi Arabia.

Institutional quarantine is proposed for five days upon arrival in Saudi Arabia. In addition, PCR testing must be performed within 24 hours of entering the country, and on the fifth day of the quarantine. It is mandatory to follow the PCR times as shown in the Tawakkalna app, GACA said.