Yesterday, the General Authority of Civil Aviation issued its instructions to all airlines operating in the Kingdom’s airports to update the entry mechanism and procedures for residents and visitors coming to the Kingdom from the countries from which they are allowed to come, and to reduce the period of institutional quarantine, and to start work from 12 noon on Thursday, September 23. The authority stipulated that the unvaccinated person who received one dose of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom, and the person who completed one of the vaccines not approved by the World Health Organization and not approved in the Kingdom, or completed one of the vaccines approved by the World Health Organization and not approved in the Kingdom, to submit a negative test with technology “BCR” and that institutional quarantine procedures are applied to him for a period of five days, and that a corona examination is conducted within 24 hours of arrival and another examination on the fifth day after arrival, and the institutional quarantine period ends with the appearance of a negative result of the examination.
The authority indicated that it is allowed to enter the companions with the immune from their families, provided that the non-vaccinated companions under the age of 18 apply home quarantine procedures for a period of five days, provided that a corona examination is carried out for those who have completed eight years and above, on the fifth day, and is committed to applying All precautionary measures determined by the Ministry of Health, while institutional quarantine procedures will be applied to non-vaccinated companions who have completed 18 years and over.
The authority confirmed that the resident must complete the vaccine doses available in the Kingdom after the end of the institutional quarantine period, and whoever completed one of the vaccines approved by the organization and not approved in the Kingdom (currently Sinopharma and Sinovac) should obtain a booster dose from one of the vaccines available in the Kingdom after arrival. Arrivals must also register on the “Doom” platform before arriving in the Kingdom, noting that isolation procedures will be applied according to the protocols of the Ministry of Health for those who show a positive examination sample result during the period of institutional quarantine, and recovery from infection with the Corona virus is not considered as a justification for not applying quarantine procedures. institutional.
The Civil Aviation Authority noted the amendment of the home quarantine procedures for male and female citizens, so that the non-vaccinated among them is applied to the home quarantine for a period of five days, and that a corona examination is conducted for them on the fifth day with the application of the precautionary measures determined by the Ministry of Health. On August 24, the Kingdom lifted the suspension of direct entry from the remaining 10 countries, from which entry is suspended for residents, who received two doses of the Corona vaccine inside the Kingdom before leaving, and allowing them to return, provided that all precautionary measures adopted are applied to them.
The Ministry of Health called for expediting the completion of two doses of the Corona vaccine to prevent mutants and protect against complications from the virus, stressing the importance of taking advantage of the appointments currently available in all vaccination centers in the Kingdom’s regions in light of the widespread demand and the approaching distribution of two doses of the vaccine to 17 million people. In the same context, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday (Monday) that 75 new cases of the emerging corona virus were recorded, compared to 80 cases the day before yesterday, and the total number of infections in the Kingdom, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Health on the developments of the virus, reached 546 thousand and 67 cases since the outbreak of the epidemic. In March of 2020, the number of active cases is currently 2,295, of which 481 are critical.
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