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One-week quarantine for Sinopharm recipients visiting S. Arabia

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AMMAN — The Saudi Ministry of Health announced on Monday measures regarding those who received the coronavirus vaccine Sinopharm and wish to enter Saudi Arabia, according to Mecca newspaper.   اضافة اعلان

Sinopharm became a controversial vaccine since Saudi Arabia has only authorized the Pfizer, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation announced earlier this month that visitors who haven’t received shots from the approved manufacturers will have to undergo a seven-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival, paid for by the visitors.

Fully immunized non-citizens and residents in Saudi Arabia are those who have completed 14 days since receiving the two jabs of an “authorized” vaccine, on condition they provide an evidence in line with the Saudi health ministry’s requirements, according to the newspaper.

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