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Covid-19: US Govt Advisory on Travel to Saudi Arabia
1. Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter in Saudi Arabia?
No. Non-essential travel is restricted.
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 in Saudi Arabia?
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.
Riyadh is the largest city and capital of Saudi Arabia. It is slightly east of the center of the country in the heart of the Tuwaig escarpment.
Riyadh is vast and sprawling. Two main roads, namely King Fahd Rd Fahd (running north to south across the city), and Makkah Rd, aka Khurais Rd (west to east), intersect at Cairo Square.
Official Name: King Khalid International Airport
Airport Code: RUH
Location: The airport is situated 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of Riyadh.
Hub For: Saudia or (Saudi Arabian Airlines) and Flynas
Interesting Facts: It is the second largest airport in the country after Jeddah Airport
Top-rated airlines including Etihad, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines operate on the routes originating from US cities to Riyadh. Though no carriers operate nonstop flights to Riyadh from any of the US cities, you are likely to find the best aviation service with connecting flights. Here is a sneak peek of the airlines and connection airports for flights departing from USA to the destination. More information procured from our travel expert.
|Departure City (Airport)||Flight Type||Connection Airport||Carrier|
|Newark (EWR)||1-Stop||Addis Ababa (ADD)||Ethiopian|
|New York (JFK)||2-Stop||London Heathrow (LHR)
|New York (JFK)||1-Stop||Istanbul (IST)||Turkish Airlines|
|New York (JFK)||1-Stop||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||Etihad|
|Orlando (MCO)||2-Stop||London Gatwick (LGW)
London Heathrow (LHR)
|Orlando (MCO)||1-Stop||Frankfurt (FRA)||United Airlines with Lufthansa|
|Orlando (MCO)||2-Stop||New York (JFK)
|JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa,|
|Denver (DEN)||1-Stop||London Heathrow (LHR)||British Airways|
|Denver (DEN)||1-Stop||London Heathrow (LHR)||American Airlines with British Airways|
|Denver (DEN)||2-Stop||Frankfurt (FRA)||United Airlines with Lufthansa|
|Las Vegas (LAS)||1-Stop||London Heathrow (LHR)||British Airways|
|Las Vegas (LAS)||2-Stop||Chicago O’ Hare (ORD), Istanbul (IST)||Turkish Airlines|
From December to March, that is, winter, is the best time to visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. However, the time is accompanied with a stiff surge in airfares as well as hotel accommodation charges. With travellers flocking in, it becomes difficult to find cabs and other services at a reasonable rate. Hence, consider visiting the city during spring (April through May) and fall (September through October) when the weather is pleasant, the crowd is manageable, and rates are justifiable or affordable.