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Saudi Arabia allows entry for people vaccinated with Sputnik V in 2022: RDIF

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 05 Dec 2021

Saudi Arabia allows entry for people vaccinated with Sputnik V in 2022: RDIF

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Riyadh/UNI/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia will authorize those vaccinated against COVID-19 with Russian-made Sputnik V  to enter the kingdom starting from Jan 1, 2022, with a number of conditions, the vaccine developer said on the official Twitter account on Sunday, citing the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

"RDIF: Saudi Arabia joined more than 100 other countries accepting #sputnikvaccinated visitors," the Sputnik V developer tweeted.

"Upon entering the country, persons vaccinated with Sputnik V will be required to quarantine for 48 hours and take a PCR test," the press release of Sputnik V said.

The decision to allow entry to the kingdom for those vaccinated with Sputnik V enables the Muslims to participate in the Hajj and the Umrah pilgrimages in Mecca and Medina, the document added.

"As Saudi Arabia opens its borders for the Sputnik V vaccinated, this decision will play an important role for increasing the tourist flows and establishing new business ties between Russia and Saudi Arabia," according to the press release.