Saudi Arabia allows expatriates who received the “Sputnik-V” vaccine to enter its territory


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The Saudi Public Health Authority announced, on Sunday evening, that the recipients of the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine against the Corona virus would be allowed to enter the Kingdom, to perform short visits such as Umrah and Hajj, starting from the first of January 2022.

The authority said in a statement that it had “included the Russian vaccine, within the updates of the “Prevention” application for vaccines that are allowed to enter the Kingdom.”

And the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which financed the production of the “Sputnik V” vaccine, announced that Saudi Arabia “has given its consent for individuals who received the Sputnik vaccine in Russia to enter its territory.”

The fund’s statement added that the decision “will enable Muslims from all over the world who have received the Sputnik vaccine to perform the rituals of Hajj and Umrah” in Mecca and Medina.

The statement indicated that “foreign tourists who received the Sputnik vaccine will have to undergo a 48-hour quarantine and a BCR examination.”



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