Alert: Additional Curfew and Travel Restrictions within Saudi Arabia

Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 25, 2020

Location:  Nationwide

Event:    To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the following updated restrictions: 1. Travel between regions of the country is prohibited; 2. Travel into or out of the cities of Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina is prohibited; 3. For the cities of Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina, the previously announced curfew of 7 PM to 6 AM has been revised to a 3 PM to 6 AM curfew, with very limited exceptions involving life and safety.  This new curfew will begin tomorrow, March 26, 2020, and will extend until April 14, 2020.  The 7 PM to 6 AM remains in effect for other parts of the country.

Actions to Take:

  • Cooperate with public policies designed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Stay abreast of local news and information concerning travel restrictions.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Saudi Arabia.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest restrictions on travel to the United States.


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

Phone: (966) (12) 220-5000

Emergency Telephone: (966) (12) 220-5000

Fax: (966) (12) 220-5093


U.S. Consulate General Dhahran

Between KFUPM and King Abdulaziz Airbase, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Telephone:  (966) (13) 330-3200

Emergency Telephone:  (966) (13) 330-3200

Fax:  (966) (13) 330-6816


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Saudi Arabia Country Information

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