Saudi Arabia permits direct entrance of school and university instructors from countries with travel bans.
SaudiArabia permits direct entrance
Academic professors and teachers from universities, colleges, schools, and vocational and technical institutes from countries suffering travel bans would be permitted direct entrance into the Kingdom, the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday.
Scholarship students from these countries are also included among those eligible for direct entrance.
They are not required to spend 14 days in a third nation between their departure from their home countries and their arrival in the Kingdom.
Those who have not received any doses of coronavirus vaccine from Saudi Arabia would be placed in institutional quarantine upon arriving in the Kingdom and should get immunisation throughout their quarantine term, according to the Saudi Press Agency, citing an official source at the ministry. Trending Now: Best Deals on Amazon Great Indian Festival
Currently, ten nations are subject to a travel restriction. India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Lebanon are among them.
The judgments of the ministry cover the following categories of foreigners from travel-restricted countries:
1- Faculty and staff in universities, colleges, and institutes.
2- General education teachers
3- Authority over training at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and training institutes.
4- Students on scholarship
Those who have received one dose of vaccination or have finished receiving doses of vaccine within the Kingdom are exempt from the institutional quarantine.
This also applies to the companions and families of these expatriates, as well as personnel in the public and private sectors.
The ministry also lifted the suspension on travel to Bahrain for Saudi citizens under the age of 18, in accordance with the previously established requirements for citizen travel.
“The additional measures were adopted in light of the significant efforts made by the administration of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and based on what the relevant health authorities in the Kingdom submitted,” the source added.
The source also emphasised the need of everyone adhering to precautionary measures and preventative protocols, and not being lax in the implementation of health regulations.
“All cautious and preventative measures for travel are continuously evaluated by the Public Health Authority (Weqaya) in accordance with the most recent developments in the pandemic situation,” the source stated.
Previously, the Ministry of Interior issued instructions allowing expats who had received two doses of coronavirus vaccination from Saudi Arabia to enter the Kingdom directly. Watch More: Gulf Tech & News
Saudi nationals, as well as foreign ambassadors, health practitioners, and their families from the nations facing travel bans, have previously been granted direct access. All other portions had to spend 14 days in quarantine in a third nation before entering the Kingdom.