Cairo: Saudi authorities have demanded all foreigners to electronically register their vaccination status before arrival in the kingdom, a local newspaper said.
The Saudi General Directorate of Passports asked all non-Saudi passengers, whether vaccinated or not to register their status on the link http://2u.pw/C9Ab2, Okaz reported.
The measure aim to expedite the foreigners’ entry into the country and cut the waiting time at the entry facilities, authorities said.
The directorate added that the electronic registration covers foreign residents and their escorts as well as holders of different types of new visas and citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council nations.
Last month, Saudi Arabia expanded the list of vaccines against COVID-19 to include two Chinese-made vaccines.
According to the Health Ministry, the vaccines now recognised in the kingdom are Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
The ministry said those fully inoculated with the Chinese-manufactured vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac could be accepted in the kingdom provided the recipient has obtained a booster dose of one of the other vaccines approved in Saudi Arabia.
The step is set to benefit thousands of migrant workers who have received the Chinese shots in their home countries.