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Covid-19: Scope of visa agenda for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and rules for entering the Czech Republic from KSA

Given that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is considered a country with a low risk of Covid-19 pandemic, starting August 2, 2021 the visa agenda at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh was fully renewed. This means that applications of all kinds of visa and stay can be accepted, regardless their purpose.

Before entering the territory of the Czech Republic from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the traveller must:

- submit the filled arrival form

- before entering  the Czech Republic present a negative result Covid-19 PCR test (not older 72 hours)


The obligation to perform a PCR test does not apply to vaccinated persons with a national certificate of the Czech Republic/EU on completed vaccination who have obtained booster dose or vaccinated persons with a national certificate of a third country, which is listed on the website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, who have obtained booster dose. The obligation to perform a PCR test does not apply to children and vaccinated persons at age 15 - 18. 


 The KSA vaccination certificate is reognized in the Czech Republic if the traveller holds a certificate of vaccination with Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca/Oxford  and Covidshields vaccines and at least 14 days have elapsed since vaccinatio, but not more than 9 months. 


The obligation to fill in the arrival form also applies to fully vaccinated persons. 

A list of accredited laboratories in Saudi Arabia can be found on the website of the Saudi Center for Disease Control and Prevention https://covid19.cdc.gov.sa/ar/approved-covid-19-laboratories-ar/private-laboratories-ar/