Foreign Pilgrims Required To Present Negative COVID-19 Test Certificate On Arrival In Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Foreign piligrims travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah are required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test certificate on arrival in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Monday.

The test must to taken no more than 48 hours before the pilgrim departs for the Kingdom and the ruling will come into effect on Wednesday at 1 A.M.

The test must be taken regardless of the pilgrim’s vaccination status, the ministry added.


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