Saudi Aramco

COVID-19 Travel Advisory

The information below has been compiled to help attendees plan ahead but is subject to change based on the evolving guidelines issued by relevant government bodies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and internationally.

This page was last updated on: 16 November 2021

Before you Travel

Register Online
As part of our safe and contactless initiatives, all attendees will need to register online

Admission is strictly by advance registration online. Your Print@Home badge will be sent 3 weeks prior to the event date please ensure you print your badge and carry with you to the event.

Visa Requirements
Ensure you meet the entry visa requirements. Find out whether you need a visa and how to apply.

If you are not eligible for eVisa, please contact our Official Travel Partner for visa assistance.

PCR Test
All passengers travelling to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from any point of origin (including GCC countries) must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, for which the test must be taken no more than 72 hours before departure. 

Medical Travel Insurance
Ensure you have medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before travelling. This insurance is included in all new tourism visa issues. If you are entering on a previously issued tourism visa, you will need to pay an additional fee of SAR 40 at the airport on arrival to cover insurance for any COVID-19 related medical expenses.

Vaccine registration
You should register your vaccine status at https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home before arrival and after obtaining your tourism visa. The site is available in Arabic and English.

Arrival in Riyadh

Vaccination

All visitors arriving in the country must provide evidence of a full course of the vaccines currently recognized:

  • 2 doses of Pfizer BioNTech or Comirnaty
  • 2 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca, Covishield, SK Bioscience or Vaxzevria.
  • 2 doses of Moderna or Spikevax
  • 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson

Travellers who have completed two doses of the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines will be accepted on the condition that they have received an additional dose of one of the vaccines approved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mentioned in the above paragraph.

Vaccine certificates issued by official health authorities from the country that provided the vaccination for incoming travellers must be provided. The final dose (the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the first dose of a single dose vaccine) should be received no less than 14 days before travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Travellers should carry either their vaccine certificates or proof of vaccination status via applications recognized in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Tawakkalna App

All visitors arriving in the country must download and register the Tawakkalna application before arriving at the point of departure. To use Tawakkalna in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia you will need phone and data services on your cellphone.

Do I need to Quarantine on Arrival?
Currently, there is no quarantine requirement in place when arriving in Riyadh.

Attending IPTC

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend IPTC?
All attendees will be required to show their green pass through the Tawakkalna App which will indicate your vaccination status.

Are face masks mandatory?
Wearing a face mask is mandatory at all times. 

Arriving at the Venue/During the Event

Transportation and Parking

  • Parking is available for attendees.
  • Taxi, Uber, and Careem drop-off points are available at entrances for the venue.

Ticketing and Registration Process
Due to Health and Safety restrictions, NO REGISTRATION and TICKET SALES onsite at the event. Admission is strictly by advance registration online. Your Print@Home badge will be sent 3 weeks prior to the event date please ensure you print your badge and carry it with you to the event.

How will I receive my lanyards and badge holder?
A sanitised lanyard and a plastic badge holder can be collected to insert your print-at-home badge.

Are face masks mandatory?
Wearing a face mask is mandatory at all times. 

Will there be sanitisers across the venue?
Sanitiser stations will be readily available across the venue.

Other Safety Measure FAQs

What happens if I get sick at the venue?
If you are unwell, please visit the First Aid office which is located on the Concourse. The First Aid office will be staffed with on-site personnel throughout the event.

How often is the venue sanitised?
During the event, standby cleaners will be stationed in areas of high footfall and touchpoints. 

Leaving Riyadh

Do I need to do a PCR test before leaving Riyadh?
For international travellers, please check the requirements of the country you are travelling to. The travel regulations change frequently. You may need to take a COVID‑19 PCR test before you depart or another particular type of COVID‑19 test specified by your destination.

Where do I get a PCR test done in Riyadh?
Please contact the hotel you will be staying at and they will be able to organise PCR testing for you.

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