From February 9, 2022, all those travelling to Saudi Arabia from the UK for Umrah will have to show a negative PCR test which they should take at least 2 days before leaving for the Kingdom. The Government of Saudi Arabia has also made mandatory booster shots if you are over the age of 18 for Umrah pilgrims. The same goes for Hajj Saudi Arabia, no matter if you are vaccinated it is mandatory that you take a PCR test at least 3 days before you set on your journey. If you are travelling from the UK you can book these tests from any reliable source like Point 19 Testing by typing PCR TEST IN BOLTON, PCR TEST IN BURY, PCR TEST IN MANCHESTER, PCR TEST OLDHAM, PCR TEST IN ROCHDALE, PCR TEST IN SALFORD. As Saudi Arabia has increased the numbers of people who can perform hajj it has also tightened COVID-19 Saudi Arabia entry requirements and Umrah travel requirements. Hajj dates 2022 are also announced, and it is said to happen in July.
Saudi Arabia Travel Restrictions
Anyone who is travelling to Saudi Arabia from the UK should check all the COVID-19 measures and Saudi Arabia entry requirements before they start travelling to Saudi Arabia. You should have a passport that will last 6 months if you are planning to come to Saudi Arabia. Whether you are a pilgrim or tourist you must have a visa to enter The Kingdom. Tourist visas are easy to get. You can apply for them online and if you want you can take them from them once you arrive at the airport.
You can easily enter on a tourist visa for Umrah but to perform Hajj you have to apply for a visa other than this. A tourist visa is going to work for a year and if you stayed in The Kingdom more than that you will be fined a hefty amount. If you want more information on Hajj please click here.
If you have other purposes for travel other than Umrah or Hajj you can apply for a visa through agencies. You must have to get a vaccination for Saudi Arabia to get an entry, but there are no requirements to show a negative PCR for the Antigen test. But in COVID-19 the rules keep changing frequently and if they change in the future you can get a test from PCR TEST IN BOLTON, PCR TEST IN BURY, PCR TEST IN MANCHESTER, PCR TEST IN OLDHAM, PCR TEST IN ROCHDALE, PCR TEST IN SALFORD by visiting Point 19 Testing or by calling them at 0330 383 0309.
All those arriving in The Kingdom must keep their vaccination certificate with them all the time, and they must also complete a registration immunization information form before travelling so that they’re registered and show their vaccination status on the Tawakkalna App all the time. If you are fully vaccinated you are not needed to stay in quarantine.
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