Saudia Issues Travel Guidelines for Philippines, 37 Others

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Saudia Airlines has issued travel guidelines for the Philippines and 37 other countries reporting high number of COVID-19 cases before the Kingdom reopens its borders on May 17, the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah said Friday.

Saudi Arabia is the top destination for Filipino expatriate workers. In 2020, one out of five OFWs are deployed to the Middle East Kingdom, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Travelers departing Saudi Arabia are required to submit a PCR test certificate from an accredited screening center in the Kingdom.

Those returning to Saudi Arabia are required to quarantine at home seven days and take a PCR test at the end of quarantine. Exempted are children under 8 years old.

Here are the 38 countries under the travel guidelines:

United States
United Arab Emirates
Egypt
Kuwait
India
Indonesia
Pakistan
Philippines
Malaysia
Morocco
Spain
Iraq
Ethiopia
Maldives
China
Switzerland
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Austria
Bangladesh
Greece
Jordan
Kenya
Turkey
Germany
Bahrain
Lebanon
The Netherlands
Qatar
Singapore
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Nigeria
Tunisia
Oman
Mauritius

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