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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Visa requirements
List of Saudi Embassies abroad
For Further Information
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
600 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 500g of tobacco.
Possession or trade of alcohol is punishable and can result in prison sentences.
A moderate amount of perfume for personal use is allowed.
Foreign Currency
Up to USD 16,000 or equivalent in another currency allowed into the country.
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency

Anything above USD 16,000 or equivalent in another currency to be declared at Saudi Customs.

Local Currency
Anything above 60,000 Saudi Riyal to be declared at Saudi Customs.
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Anything above 60,000 Saudi Riyal to be declared at Saudi Customs.
How to Refund Consumption Tax
There is no consumption tax (VAT) in Saudi Arabia.
Other Requirements
Custom duties are levied on cameras and typewriters, but if these articles are re-exported within 90 days, the duties may be refunded.

Also it is advisable not to put film into cameras.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for Saudi Arabia are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travelers arriving from an infected area. A certificate of vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis is required for people travelling for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims as well as seasonal workers. The following vaccines are strongly recommended: chickenpox, diphtheria, tetanus, influenza, measles, polio, hepatitis A and B, rabies and typhoid. Children between 3 months and 2 years of age must be given two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine. Moreover, there is a risk of malaria throughout the year in most of the Southern Region and certain rural areas of the Western Region, except for Mecca and Medina. Therefore it is advised to use a prescribed anti-malaria medication. Inoculation regulations can change at short notice so it is advised to take necessary measures.
For Further Information
Saudi Customs
Travel Health Advice
The Moroccan government up-to-date advice on health entry requirements, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at the Royal Air Maroc website.

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Safety Conditions

Terrorist Risk
Terrorism risk exists due to civil unrest, as well as religious and ethnic violence.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Caution needs to be taken while driving during summer, when winds from the northern desert can be laden with sand. For more details, visit the website of Canadian foreign affairs.
Traveling Women Conditions
Women traveling to Saudi Arabia are advised to dress conservatively, wearing ankle-length dresses with long sleeves, and not to wear trousers in public. It is advisable to carry a dark-coloured scarf since local women wear head scarfs.
For Further Information
US Department of State

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