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Covid-19: US Dept of State Advisory on Travel to Saudi Arabia
1. Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter Saudi Arabia?
No. Non-essential travel is restricted. In very rare circumstances, the Saudi Government has provided permission for non-citizens to travel to the Kingdom. The U.S. Embassy cannot assist with this process.
2. Are international flights to and from Saudi Arabia suspended?
From tomorrow, i.e. September 15, 2020, international flights are to operate partially. The partial operations will allow travelers from some exempted categories including the citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states as well as non-Saudis who obtain any of the following visas: exit and re-entry, work permit, Iqama (resident permit) or visit.
3. Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?
4. Is public transportation operating in Saudi Arabia?
Partial international travel (September 15, 2020), domestic air travel and travel within the country by bus, train, and other means of transportation has resumed.
5. Is travel to Saudi Arabia restricted?
The US Department of State issued on August 31, 2020, Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) to the destination. The advisory says: Reconsider Travel to Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile and drone attacks on civilian targets.
Travelers are advised to fill out Smart Traveler Enrollment Program STEP. This is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. It entitles them to get the following types of assistance.
- Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
- Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
- Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
Jeddah, also spelled Jedda, Jiddah or Jidda, is a city in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia and the country’s key business hub. With a population of about four million people (as of 2017), Jeddah is the largest city in Makkah Province, the second-largest in Saudi Arabia (after the capital Riyadh), and the tenth-largest in the Arab world. Jeddah Islamic Port, located on the Red Sea, is the second-largest and second-busiest seaport in the Arab world (after Dubai’s Port of Jebel Ali).
Official Name: King Abdulaziz International Airport
Airport Code: JED
Location: This airport is 27 km from the center of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Hub For: flyadeal, Flynas, Saudia
Interesting Facts: the airport is the busiest airport of Saudi Arabia and the third-largest airport in the kingdom. The airport’s Hajj Terminal was specially built for Muslim pilgrims going to Mecca annually on the Hajj.
Popular carriers listed below
Turkish Airlines (TK): Turkish Airlines is the flag carrier of Turkey. The airline has two hubs: Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) and Istanbul Airport (IST). So, the connection flights to Jeddah from USA are most likely to have their layover or stopover at either of the hub airports.
American Airlines (AA): American Airlines is the flag carrier of the USA, and one of the best airlines in the North America by on-time performance. The airline operates its flights with connection at Amman (AMM) airport in Jordan. When it operates with British Airways, it may have its connection at the hub (LHR) of the latter’s.
Royal Jordanian (RJ): Royal Jordanian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Jordan with its headquarters and hub at Amman–Queen Alia International Airport (AMM). Hence, the departure flights from USA are likely to have their connection at AMM.
Emirates: Emirates is the flag carrier airline of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Fights operating from the USA cities are likely to have their connection at Dubai International Airport (DXB), which is the hub of the carrier.
No carriers operate nonstop flights to Jeddah from any of the cities/airports in the USA.
People know Jeddah for its dry and hot weather, but surprisingly it has a very pleasant and cool winter. Summers see unbearable temperatures with the mercury reaching 45 degrees. Hence, the best time to visit Jeddah would be from late October to March when the weather is not extreme. You can expect it to remain between 10 and 20 degrees.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What cities in the USA have nonstop flights to Jeddah?
Direct or nonstop flight operates are unavailable from any of the US cities/airports.
2. How long does it take to fly to Jeddah?
The approximate distance and flight time between Jeddah and some popular US cities are as follows:
|Departure City||Flight Distance||Flight Time||Time Difference|
|New York (JFK)||6,378 miles/10264 km||13 hours 15 minute||Jeddah is 07 hours ahead|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||8,344 miles (13428 km)||17 hours 11 minutes||Jeddah is 10 hours ahead|
|Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)||7,710 miles (12408 km)||15 hours 55 minutes||Jeddah is 08 hours ahead|
|Denver (DEN)||7,628 miles (12277 km)||15 hours 45 minutes||Jeddah is 09 hours ahead|
|San Francisco (SFO)||8,191 miles (12888 km)||16 hours 53 minutes||Jeddah is 10 hours ahead|
3. Which airline has the cheapest ticket to Jeddah?
Saudi Arab Airlines. It’s the flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, and a member of Sky Team. King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh, one of the popular hubs of the carrier, serves as a point of connection for connecting flights between USA and Abu Dhabi.
4. What is the minimum validity for travelers with US passport?
A minimum six months’ validity beyond the date of travel is recommended.
5. Is tourist visa required for US citizens visiting Jeddah?
6. What is the currency restriction for US citizens to visit Jeddah?
More than 16,000 USD must be declared
7. What is the contact information of US embassy and consulate in Jeddah or Saudi Arabia?
U.S. Embassy Riyadh
Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi Street
Roundabout no. 9, Diplomatic Quarter
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (11) 488-3800
Emergency Telephone: (966) (11) 488-3800
Fax: (966) (11) 488-7670
U.S. Consulate General Jeddah
Al Safa Street, Al Muhammadiyah District, near the new American School building.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (12) 220-5000
Fax: (966) (12) 220-5093