Saudi Arabia to require COVID-19 immunization for entering events starting August

Saudi Arabia to require COVID-19 immunization for entering events starting August
A Saudi physician prepares to inject a Pfizer vaccine at a vaccination center. (File photo: AP)
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Updated 19 May 2021

Saudi Arabia to require COVID-19 immunization for entering events starting August

Saudi Arabia to require COVID-19 immunization for entering events starting August

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will make COVID-19 immunization mandatory for anyone wanting to  attend any social, economic, commercial, cultural, scientific, entertainment or sports event from Aug. 1, an official source told the Saudi Press Agency. 

The immunization will also become a requirement to enter any government, educational, or private establishment, whether to perform business or audit, the source at the Saudi Interior Ministry said. 

The source also confirmed the resumption of public transport and the resumption of in-class teaching in educational facilities.
 
The ministries of health and education will agree to define the target groups of students.

The mobile application “Tawakkalna” will be used to check the immunization status of citizens and residents.