VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is required

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa is required

Note:

Visa is required for holders of an emergency travel document in transit

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

In order to enter Saudi Arabia one must register the immunization data via following link https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home , at most 72 hours prior to arrival. Following types of vaccines are approved: Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson&Johnson.
For registration purposes at least 14 days must pass since receiving the second dose. Confirmation of a successful registration is required (SMS, printed confirmation with registration number, registration confirmation via Muqeem website). Prior to arrival, it is mandatory to fill in the form with basic information and install the application “Tawakkalna” on your mobile phone, since the app also determines the duration of quarantine. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia with a residence permit are obliged to install and use “Quddum” platform in “Absheer” application for registration prior to arrival.
Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who are holders of a residence permit (iqama) and a valid visa, or a business, work or visit visa, may enter the country under following conditions:
1. Negative PCR-test result (not older than 72 hours). Those that have received aforementioned approved vaccines are placed by “Tawakkalna” app in home self-isolation quarantine .
2. Institutional quarantine (hotel), lasting for at least 5 days, is mandatory for travelers that have received only the first dose of the approved vaccines, as well as those that have received 2 doses of Sputnik V. Additional 2 PCR tests will be performed during the stay (first test within the first 24 hours upon arrival and second test on the fifth day) based on “Tawakkalna” app. Expenses of PCR testing are covered by the plane ticket. Quarantine is terminated if the second PCR test is negative.
3. Minors under the age of 18 are allowed entry (if they are accompanied by completely immunized parents) with home self-isolation quarantine lasting for 5 days, and a PCR testing performed on the fifth day.
Sinopharm vaccine is accepted, under the condition that a third dose (either AstraZeneca or Pfizer) is received in Saudi Arabia.
After quarantine is terminated traveler is obliged to receive second dose (or third dose for those that have previously been vaccinated with Sinopharm vaccine).
Penalty fines for breaking the rules of quarantine go up to 50.000 USD, deportation and a permanent ban on entry into Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has introduced a restriction on access to public spaces for unvaccinated persons, based on the status in the “Tawakkalna” app. Persons with „immunized“ status (those that have received both doses of the approved vaccine) are allowed to enter shopping malls, restaurants, shops, markets, etc.
Note that if You are vaccinated in Serbia it is recommended to legalize your vaccination certificate, since Saudi Ministry of health may ask for it on random basis.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

The passport validity period for tourist travel purposes must be at least six months, which also applies to the regulation of stay.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded. 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION – In January 2021, the epidemiological situation was stable with less than 200 new COVID-19 cases per day. Recently, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has observed an increase in the number of new cases and introduced new measures. As the situation is changing by the hour, travellers should keep themselves updated with relevant travel guidance.

SECURITY SITUATION – Due to frequent terrorist attacks, Serbian citizens are not recommended to travel to Saudi Arabia. There is a possibility of future attacks, either targeted or random, of varying intensity. Possible targets are airports, shopping malls, restaurants or other symbols of the Western culture.

Travelling via the Abha International Airport is not recommended due to frequent rocket attacks. The airports in Jeddah and Riyadh are occasionally closed due to attacks, but so far there has been no major damage or casualties.

As public gatherings are banned in Saudi Arabia, such events should be avoided.

Caution is advised when travelling outside cities and off major roads, especially in the regions bordering Yemen, in the southwest of the country, where sporadic clashes break out, and in the Qatif governorate of the Eastern Province.

 

Contact information:

For consular assistance and protection while in Saudi Arabia, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Riyadh, at the following telephone number: 00 966 114 613 010, mobile phone number (only in emergency): 00 966 555 282 559, and e-mail address: embsrb.riyadh@yahoo.com.