Saudi Arabia announces vaccine mandate for public

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Saudi authorities will require people to have double immunization starting at 6 am on October 10 if they are to go to places. AFP
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  • Saudi residents will need double immunization to enter any economic, commercial, cultural, recreational, sports, or tourism activity
  • They will also require it to enter any cultural, scientific, social, or recreational event

Saudi Arabia will, from October 10, allow people who have had two doses of the approved Covid-19 vaccination to take part in several public activities, according to local sources.

The Saudi Press Agency has quoted an official source at the Ministry of Interior as confirming as much.

According to this source, the authorities will require immunization with two doses of approved vaccines starting at 6 am on October 10 if they are to go to various places.

They will be required to have had two doses of the vaccine to enter any economic, commercial, cultural, recreational, sports, or tourism activity.

They will also require it to enter any cultural, scientific, social, or recreational event.

The same condition applies for people trying to enter any governmental or private establishment.

Individuals will also require double immunization for boarding planes and using any public transportation.

Saudi Arabia has been strict with its Covid-19 measures, which have included a three-year travel ban on some people.

However, it has also been one of the foremost nations in the region to conditionally ease restrictions for people following rules.

For example, it is now accepting the travel pass of the International Air Transport Association or IATA, which to confirms predeparture Covid-19 test results for departing and arriving passengers.

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