If you are thinking about going over to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and you start searching for flights, you may be disappointed in finding many flights booked. Well there are other ways of travelling to KSA.
Just putting this info. out there, but check yourself to make sure you have accurate information. Search around on the web for more information so that you have the most up-to-date requirements.
Consider instead booking your ticket to Dubai or Bahrain. Abu Dhabi is also another destination with their own Covid requirements. These are good alternative destinations, as from there you can take the 72 hour Covid test, which Saudi requires to enter it’s country. So for instance you land in Dubai, book your ticket to Saudi for 3 days after you take your Covid test. It must have a negative outcome which you need to show at the airport in order to board the plane to Saudi. Best is a printout with the results.
Dubai requires a 96 hour Covid test to enter, meaning you have more time in your country to take the test and get the results in order to board the plane bound for Dubai. Then you need to do another test to enter Saudi. Bahrain may test you in the airport when you arrive. If you are coming from a high infection rate country such as England, you will be required to quarantine for 2 weeks before going out in Bahrain.
At the moment it is difficult in the US to get a Covid test, as the lines are about 1.5 to 3 hours. The results usually take between 3 and 5 days. Some places are faster than others. If you live in a big city like New York, it is still gonna be a line wait and usually a 3 – 5 day turnaround for the results. The Middle East is much easier and faster to take a test and get results. They have it down pretty well and there are many places where you can get tested. Good luck on your travels!