| 18 April 2024, Thursday |

Saudi Arabia bans uninoculated people from govt facilities, events, public transport

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday that they will prohibit uninoculated people from entering government facilities, attending events, and using public transport starting from August 1 as a coronavirus countermeasure.

Anyone who has not been inoculated against the coronavirus will be banned from entering governmental and private facilities, whether they are employed there or are only visiting to complete a service.

All economic, commercial, cultural, recreational, and sports activities will be limited to citizens and residents who received any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines, according to the interior ministry. Currently, the Kingdom has approved the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNtech, and the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Governmental and private educational facilities must also ban entry for anyone who has not received the vaccine despite being eligible to receive the dose, the ministry added.

  • alarabiya