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Saudi Arabia travel advice
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Saudi Arabia travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Saudi Arabia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|Saudi Arabia - quick facts
|UK +3 hours
|G plug (220V)
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✝ = requirements for UK travellers.
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Saudi Arabia weather
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The Saudi Arabia weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Saudi Arabia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Saudi Arabia - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Saudi Arabia - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Saudi Arabia - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Saudi Arabia - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Saudi Arabia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Saudi Arabia - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Saudi Arabia.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Saudi Arabia travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Saudi Arabia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Saudi Arabia - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Saudi Arabia - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Saudi Arabia - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Saudi Arabia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Saudi Arabia covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Saudi Arabia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for Saudi Arabia - Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
- Coronavirus timeline in Saudi Arabia - Our World in Data
Saudi Arabia travel features
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Saudi Arabia FAQs
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Saudi Arabia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Saudi Arabia due to Covid-19?
Saudi Arabia is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Saudi Arabia.
Check out Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia for more information.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Saudi Arabia?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Saudi Arabia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the time difference between Saudi Arabia and the UK?
The time difference between Saudi Arabia and the UK is UK time+3 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Saudi Arabia?
What is the currency in Saudi Arabia?
The currency in Saudi Arabia is the Saudi Riyal (SAR).
Which plugs are used in Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia uses electrical plug type G (220 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Saudi Arabia?
They drive on the right side of the road in Saudi Arabia.
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Do you need a visa for Saudi Arabia?
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