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Covid-registration for entry into Saudi Arabia now must be done the day before

18.06.2021 118 просмотров

Saudi Arabia introduces mandatory COVID-19 registration for those entering the country


Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation has introduced new rules that require all foreigners arriving in the country to register in the database of those who have been ill with coronavirus and vaccinated against it before arrival. This was reported by the Arab News newspaper on Friday, citing the Saudi regulator.

“This protocol will help simplify entry procedures and reduce waiting periods at checkpoints,” follows from the order. The new rules will affect all arrivals in the country, including citizens from the countries of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf, holders of new visas, residents and their companions, both vaccinated and not vaccinated. At the same time, it is emphasized that registration in the system must be completed even before departure in the direction of Saudi Arabia, providing data on the availability of vaccinations and other relevant information.

Similar rules apply in other Arab countries. For example, in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE, the authorities have created a special application called Al Hosn, which contains data on vaccination and PCR testing. Registration in the application was mandatory for foreigners, but recently it has become necessary for local residents as well. The application serves as a "pass" to places of increased congestion of people. On Friday, the emirate's authorities reported that the application was crashing due to a large number of new users and the temporary lifting of existing restrictions until it resumed operation.

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