The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia requires an institutional quarantine for all passengers from countries that are not included in the travel suspension, exempt the following categories:
The period of institutional quarantine for all arrivals from outside the Kingdom, with the exception of the above-mentioned categories, is for a period of 7 days, starting from the hour of arrival at the Institutional Quarantine center and at the expense of the traveler.
With an emphasis on the need to obtain a valid health insurance policy to cover the risks of the Coronavirus, approved by the official authorities in the Kingdom, for all those coming to the Kingdom (who are not immunized).These procedures will go into force starting Thursday, Shawwal 8 1442 corresponding to May 20, 2021.
You should contact your health insurance provider about this new requirement and confirm prior to departure if you are covered by this in your policy.
Victoria has put in place a seven-day lockdown from 11:59pm tonight with local residents now required to stay home following confirmation of additional locally-acquired cases of COVID-19, increasing exposure sites and a large and growing number of close contacts.
The pause extension is based on the public health risk assessment to further protect New Zealanders. Our public health staff remain in close contact with Victorian authorities about the actions being taken in Melbourne.
In Australia, the 14-day travel restrictions for those who have visited locations of interest means they are ineligible to travel to New Zealand within 14 days from exposure – even with a negative COVID-19 test.
Information taken from the New Zealand Government Covid-19 website
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