JEDDAH (C News) – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday has approved two further COVID-19 vaccines, Sinovac and Sinopharm but only after booster shot.
According to the country s e-visa portal, guests who have completed two doses of the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines will be accepted if they have received an additional dose of one of the four vaccines approved in the Kingdom.
The portal further mentioned, “All visitors arriving in the country with a valid tourism visa must provide evidence of a full course of one the four vaccines currently recognized: two doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or a single dose of the vaccine produced by Johnson and Johnson.”
“Travelers arriving in Saudi Arabia are also required to provide a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure and an approved paper vaccination certificate, certified by the official health authorities in the issuing country. There is no quarantine requirement for vaccinated travelers to Saudi,” one of the guidelines for travellers on the portal stated.