Only fully vaccinated Saudi citizens can travel abroad

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Citizens of Saudi Arabia will need two COVID-19 vaccine doses before they can travel outside the kingdom from August 9.

That's according to the state news agency SPA, which has quoted a source in the Ministry of Interior saying that the decision excludes those under the age of 12, provided they present travel insurance.

Those who recovered from COVID-19 less than six months before their travel and those who recovered and received one jab of the vaccine are exempt from this new rule.

In a statement, the ministry said the decision is in light of the new delta variant.

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