Holiday Closure of U.S. Embassy and Consulates General, Saudi Arabia

Location: U. S. Embassy and Consulates General, Saudi Arabia    Notification: The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates General in Saudi Arabia will be closed on Thursday September 23 in observance of the National Day of Saudi Arabia.  The Embassy and Consulates General will reopen on Sunday, September 26.  In the event of an emergency for U.S. citizens, contact …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Location: Saudi Arabia Event: The U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia periodically reissues and highlights best security practices for U.S. citizens residing in or visiting the country.  Following is the latest security and safety information available. The Department of State’s June 16, 2021  Travel Advisory  states travelers should “reconsider travel to Saudi Arabia due to the threat of missile and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Observance of Juneteenth on Monday, June 21

Routine Notification – Holiday Closure of U.S. Embassy and Consulates, Saudi Arabia Location: U. S. Embassy and Consulates, Saudi Arabia Notification: The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates General in Saudi Arabia will be closed on Monday, June 21, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth.  The Embassy and Consulates General will reopen on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. All confirmed in-person appointments …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from High-Risk Rabies Countries

Location: Country-wide The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced a temporary suspension for dogs imported from countries the CDC considers high risk for canine (dog) rabies, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This suspension also applies to dogs arriving from countries NOT at high risk if the dogs have been in any high-risk …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Vaccine Registration Requirement for Inbound Travelers

Location: Country-wide The Saudi General Authority on Civil Aviation (GACA) announced that beginning June 16, 2021, all airlines must ensure that all non-Saudi citizen passengers have enter their immunization data into the Saudi vaccination registration system “Muqeem” before arrival into Saudi Arabia.  The vaccination registration website can be found here  https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home . Saudi Arabia considers travelers fully …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Direct from the United States and Other Select Countries Resumes

Location: Country-wide The Saudi Ministry of Interior announced today that travelers from eleven previously restricted countries, including the United States, will be allowed to travel directly to Saudi Arabia, if they follow existing entry requirements.  The countries are: the United States, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.  …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Return to the United States on Expired Passports

May 26, 2021 Location:  Saudi Arabia Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports; no other travel permitted on expired passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport only for direct return …

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Holiday Closure (Eid al Fitr) of U. S. Embassy and Consulates General, Saudi Arabia

Location: U. S. Embassy and Consulates General, Saudi Arabia Notification: The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates General in Saudi Arabia will be closed May 12-18, 2021 for Eid alFitr.  The Embassy and U.S. Consulates General will re-open on May 19.  In the event of an emergency for U.S. citizens, contact information for the Embassy and Consulates General can …

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Security Alert: Reports of Missile Attacks in Dammam Area (March 7, 2021)

Location:  Dhahran, Dammam, Khobar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia Event: There are reports of possible missile attacks and explosions this evening, March 7, in the tri-city area of Dhahran, Dammam, and Khobar in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Consulate General Dhahran urges U.S. citizens to review precautions to take in the event of an attack and stay alert in case of additional future attacks. …

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Security Alert: Reports of Attacks near Jeddah and Khamis Musheit – U.S. Consulate General Jeddah (March 7, 2021)

Location: Jeddah and Khamis Musheit, Saudi Arabia Event: There are reports of suspected attacks and explosions today near Jeddah and Khamis Musheit, Saudi Arabia.  Consulate General Jeddah urges U.S. citizens to review precautions to take in the event of an attack and stay alert in case of additional future attacks. The U.S. Consulate General in …

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Security Alert: Aerial Attack on Jeddah, Khamis Musheit, and Jizan – U.S. Consulate General Jeddah (March 4, 2021)

Location: Jeddah, Khamis Musheit, and Jizan, Saudi Arabia Event: There are multiple media reports of aerial attacks early this morning on an Aramco facility near the Jeddah International Airport, near a Saudi Air Force Base in Khamis Musheit, and in Jizan, Saudi Arabia.  At this time, there are no reports of casualties. The U.S. Consulate General in …

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Security Alert: Reports of Missile Attack Over Riyadh – U.S. Embassy Riyadh (February 27, 2021)

Security Alert: Reports of Missile Attack Over Riyadh – U.S. Embassy Riyadh (February 27, 2021) Location: Riyadh Event: There are media reports of a missile attack on Riyadh. The U.S. Embassy Riyadh urges U.S. citizens to take immediate precautions and stay alert in case of additional attacks. Actions to Take: If you hear a loud …

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Health Alert Additional COVID-19 Restrictions: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 4, 2021

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 4, 2021 Location: Saudi Arabia   Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia announced additional COVID-19 related restrictions.  Beginning February 4, 2021 at 10:00 p.m., the Government of Saudi Arabia will suspend, close, and/or impose restrictions on events, gatherings, in-restaurant dining, gyms, along with other actions in order to …

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Health Alert COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 2, 2021

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 3, 2021 Location: Entry to Saudi Arabia Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia has announced additional COVID-19 related travel restrictions.  Beginning February 3, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. local, Saudi Arabia will suspend the entry of people traveling from the United States and 19 other countries, as well as …

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Security Alert: Reports of Intercepted Missiles or Drones Over Riyadh – U.S. Embassy Riyadh (January 23, 2021)

Location: Riyadh Event: There are media reports of intercepted air targets over Riyadh. The U.S. Embassy Riyadh urges U.S. citizens to review immediate precautions to take in the event of an attack and stay alert in case of additional future attacks.   Actions to Take: If you hear a loud explosion or if sirens are activated, immediately …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: A Farewell Message from U.S. Ambassador John Abizaid to the American Citizen Community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

My Fellow Americans, It has been my distinct honor to represent the American people and the United States of America in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Together with all of you – the American Community in the Kingdom – we have strengthened our ties with our Saudi partners and advanced U.S. objectives and priorities in this country and around the region.  Your support, …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)   Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure of U.S. Embassy and Consulates, Saudi Arabia

Routine Notification – Holiday Closure of U.S. Embassy and Consulates, Saudi Arabia Location: U. S. Embassy and Consulates, Saudi Arabia Notification: The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates General in Saudi Arabia will be closed on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.  In the event of an emergency for U.S. citizens, contact information for the …

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Health Alert: Information for Travelers Returning to the United States 

Health Alert:  Information for Travelers Returning to the United States Beginning January 26, all air passengers to the United States will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before their flight to the United States departs.  Airlines must deny boarding to passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Please refer to CDC for more …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 3, 2021

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 3, 2021 Location: International flights to Saudi Arabia Event:  The January 3, 2021 General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Circular No. 4/36252 lifted the temporary suspension of all international flights and travel to Saudi Arabia, which the government of Saudi Arabia had previously enacted on December 21.  The Saudi government also reported that land …

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Health Alert: International Flights from Saudi Arabia     

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 29, 2020 Location: International flights from Saudi Arabia Event:   The December 27 General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Circular No. 4/34761 permitted airlines to carry non-Saudi passengers outside the Kingdom subject to certain restrictions. Saudia Airlines is operating limited international flights to the United States.  Other airlines also have limited operations to other countries.  …

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Health Alert: Saudi International Airports, and Land and Sea Ports   

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 28, 2020 Location: Saudi international airports, and land and sea ports Event:  In response to the new strain of COVID-19, on December 27, the government of Saudi Arabia announced a one-week extension of its travel-related restrictions.  The restrictions, originally announced on December 21, extended the suspension, except in exceptional cases, of all international flights for travelers, including entry to the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Closure of U. S. Embassy and Consulates, Saudi Arabia

Routine Notification – Holiday Closure of U. S. Embassy and Consulates, Saudi Arabia Location: U. S. Embassy and Consulates, Saudi Arabia Notification: The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates General in Saudi Arabia will be closed December 24-27, 2020.  The Embassy and U.S. Consulates General will re-open on December 28.  In the event of an emergency for …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 21, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 21, 2020 Location: Saudi international airports, and land and sea ports Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia has announced additional COVID-19 related restrictions beginning today, December 21, 2020.  All international flights for travelers have been suspended for one week except for foreign carriers that are currently inside the Kingdom …

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Security Alert: Best Security Practices for U.S. Citizens in Saudi Arabia

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (December 6, 2020) Location: Saudi Arabia Event: The U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia periodically reissues and highlights best security practices for U.S. citizens residing in or visiting the country.  Following is the latest security and safety information available. The Department of State’s August 31, 2020  Travel Advisory  states the need …

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Alert: Reports of Missile or Drone Attack on Aramco Facility in Jeddah – U.S. Consulate General Jeddah

Security Alert: Reports of Missile or Drone Attack on Aramco Facility in Jeddah – U.S. Consulate General Jeddah (Release Date: November 23, 2020)  Location: Jeddah Event: There are media reports of a possible missile or drone strike and fire at an Aramco facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At this time, there are no reports of casualties. …

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Alert: U.S. Consulate in Jeddah Will Be Closed Tomorrow

The U.S. Consulate in Jeddah will be closed tomorrow. If you have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow, please contact jeddahvisas@state.gov  or  jeddahacs@state.gov  to arrange for a new appointment. Please inform us in your email if your appointment is an emergency. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Renew your U.S. passport now

The U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia encourages U.S. citizens to review their passport expiration date and renew it if necessary.  We ask that you renew your passport early!  Many countries require U.S. citizens to have at least six months validity on their passport for entry; you can review your destination’s requirements  here . You can mail in your …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the U.S. general election on November 3, 2020, it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away!  Remember that U.S. embassies and consulates general are not polling places; same-day, in-person voting is not available outside the United States, but you can get assistance in returning your absentee …

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Health Alert- Changes to Entry into Saudi Arabia

Message for U.S. Citizens – September 17, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  The Government of Saudi Arabia announced changes effective September 15 that allow holders of current residence permits (iqamas) with a valid entry/exit visa as well as holders of a valid business or visit visa to enter (including exit and re-enter) Saudi Arabia. The …

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Health Alert: Opening of online appointment system for American citizen services

Message for U.S. Citizens – September 14, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Beginning the week of September 20, the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia will reopen the online appointment system for routine passport and consular report of birth abroad services as well as notarial services on the Mission  website .  In March, in an effort to …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Mail your Ballot for the 2020 Election

  Mail your Ballot for the 2020 Election The U.S. general election is on November 3.  While absentee ballots can be mailed to the United States, many states also accept online registration and votes via email.  To learn more about state-specific overseas voting guidelines, registration deadlines, and election dates, please visit  FVAP.gov . If you are mailing your ballot …

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Health Alert: September Repatriation Flights

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 31, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event: Saudia Airlines has announced repatriation flights in September to Washington, DC’s Dulles International Airport (IAD). On September 5 and 12 there are flights from Riyadh and on September 6 and 13 from Jeddah. These are one-way flights with no …

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Health Alert: Authorized Departure Ends for U.S. Mission Personnel

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 25, 2020  Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  On August 24, 2020, the Department of State terminated Authorized Departure status of non-emergency U.S. personnel and family members from the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia, which is comprised of the Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran.  …

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Health Alert: Changes to August Repatriation Flights

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 22, 2020  Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has announced changes to repatriation flights in August. On August 29 there is aflight from Riyadh to Washington, DC (IAD) and on August 23, 25, and 30 flights from Jeddah to Washington, DC (IAD).  There are no longer flights scheduled …

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Health Alert: Additional Repatriation Flights in August

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 13, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has announced repatriation flights in August to New York’s JFK airport. On August 18 and 25 there are flights from Riyadh to New York and on August 20 and August 27 from Jeddah to New York. These are one-way flights …

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Health Alert: Updated Global Travel Advisory

Health Alert: Updated Global Travel Advisory Message for U.S. Citizens – August 7, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event: In coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s removal of their Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice (Avoid Non-Essential Travel), the Department of State has removed its Global Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel). A …

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Health Alert: Additional August Flights from Jeddah and Riyadh

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – July 30, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event: In addition to August 2, 8 and 9 flights, Saudia Airlines has announced flights from Riyadh to Washington-Dulles International airport (IAD) on August 15, 22, and 29 and from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles airport (IAD) on August 16, 23, and …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights August 8 and 9

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – July 29, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has announced flights from Riyadh to Washington-Dulles International airport (IAD) on August 8 and from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles airport (IAD) on August 9. These are one-way flights with no possibility of return to the Kingdom at this time; there …

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Requesting Your Ballot for the 2020 Election

Request your absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election by August 1. Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for the House and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Eid Holiday Closures and Update on American Citizen Services

Message for U.S. Citizens – July 19, 2020    Location: Saudi Arabia   Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the U.S. Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah will be closed from Sunday, August 2, through Thursday, August 6, for the Eid-al-Adha holidays, resuming operations on Sunday, August 9.   For emergencies requiring immediate assistance, please contact appropriate local Saudi authorities.  First …

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Health Alert: Additional July Repatriation Flights from Jeddah and Riyadh

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – July 7, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh and …

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Security Alert: Authorized Departure for U.S. Mission Personnel

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia, June 27, 2020 Location: Riyadh Event:   On June 26, 2020, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. personnel and family members from the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia, which is comprised of the Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran, due to the COVID-19 …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flight from Dammam, July 3

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight from Dammam, July 3  Message for U.S. Citizens – June 25, 2020    Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Event:  The Mission continues to work with Saudi authorities to facilitate repatriation flights to the United States during the period in which international air travel is suspended due to COVID-19.  Saudia Airlines has announced a flight from Dammam to Washington-Dulles …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah July 1-4

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – June 24, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event: Saudi Arabia continues to experience sustained community spread of the COVID-19 virus. As of June 23, there were 157,612 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom. This growing caseload impacts the ability of Saudi Arabia’s medical system to provide …

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Security Alert: Reports of Missile or Drone Attack on Riyadh

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia, June 23, 2020 Location: Riyadh Event: There are media reports of a possible missile or drone that struck a building in Riyadh. At this time, there are no reports of casualties. The Mission urges American citizens to review immediately precautions they should take in the event of an …

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Health Alert: Cancellation of Curfew

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – June 21, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the lifting of all curfew restrictions in the country, including in Mecca, effective immediately. Social distancing and the wearing of masks continue to be required in public places at all times and gatherings of …

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Announcing Repatriation Flights From Yemen

Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flights From Yemen Message for U.S. Citizens – June 19, 2020   Location: Yemen and Saudi Arabia   Event:  The Department of State has arranged with Yemeni and Saudi authorities to offer limited repatriation flights from Yemen through Saudi Arabia to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.      On June …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah, June 19-29

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah, June 19-29 Message for U.S. Citizens – June 9, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus. Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights …

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Health Alert: Update on COVID-19

Health Alert: Update on COVID-19   Message for U.S. Citizens – June 7, 2020   Location: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudi Arabia continues to experience sustained community spread of the COVID-19 virus.  As of June 6, there were 98,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom.  This growing caseload impacts the ability of Saudi Arabia’s medical system to provide care for COVID-19 patients and persons with other medical conditions and there have been some reports of difficulties accessing care.  The Mission …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights for June 6-13

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights for June 6-13 Message for U.S. Citizens – May 31, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus. Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to …

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Health Alert: May 28 Change to Curfew Hours

Message for U.S. Citizens – May 27, 2020   Location: Saudi Arabia  Event:  The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced new curfew restrictions that will take effect on Thursday, May 28. From Thursday, May 28, through Saturday, May 30, movement will be permitted throughout the Kingdom between 6 AM and 3 PM, with the exception of Mecca where movement remains prohibited. Travel between different regions …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights May 16-24

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – May 13, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh and …

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Health Alert: Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – May 2, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh, Jeddah, …

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Health Alert: Announcing Riyadh Repatriation Flight, May 8

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 28, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  Lufthansa German Airlines has announced a flight on Friday, May 8 at 1:55 am from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH) to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA).  Lufthansa will operate the flight only if there is sufficient demand, and American citizen travelers will not be admitted to Germany …

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Health Alert: April 26 Change to Curfew Hours

Health Alert – Update on Ramadan Curfew Hours Message for U.S. Citizens – April 26, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia has announced a relaxation of curfew restrictions during Ramadan.  From April 26 until May 13, generalized movement will be permitted from 9 AM to 5 PM and limited commercial and …

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Health Alert: Announcing Jeddah Repatriation Flight, April 26th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 25, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event: The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia  Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus. Saudia  Airlines has announced a flight tomorrow, April 26, from Jeddah’s …

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Health Alert – Ramadan Curfew Hours

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 22, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a change to curfew hours.  The 24-hour curfew remains in effect for Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran and other select cities, but residents may travel between the hours of 9 a.m. …

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Health Alert: Updated Contact Procedures for U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 16, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event: Given current curfew restrictions in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran, the Embassy and the Consulates General are teleworking extensively and staffing, in some cases, is reduced. The U.S. Mission’s consular sections remain available to accept urgent phone calls involving the life and safety of …

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Health Alert: Update to Saudia Contact Information

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 13, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has provided updated contact information for persons interested in booking its flights from Jeddah and Riyadh to the United States this week (see the  April 12 Health Alert  for detailed information about these flights): the Saudia call center can be reached by phone at 014 847 9748 and …

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Health Alert: Curfew Changes and American Citizen Services

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 7, 2020  Location:  Nationwide   Event:    To combat the spread of COVID-19, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a 24-hour a day curfew in all parts of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran, Hafouf, Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Al-Khobar. This is in addition to previously announced nationwide curfews . Very limited exceptions involving life …

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Health Alert: Announcing Riyadh Repatriation Flight, April 10

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 7, 2020 Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain …

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Health Alert: Announcing Jeddah Repatriation Flight, April 8th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 5, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission is pleased to announce that it has arranged with Saudi authorities a commercial repatriation flight from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles International Airport, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  The Saudia Airlines flight will depart from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) …

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Health Alert: Announcing Dammam Repatriation Flight, April 6th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 2, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission is pleased to announce that it has arranged with Saudi authorities for a commercial repatriation flight from Dammam, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, to Washington-Dulles International Airport, on Monday, April 6, 2020.  The Saudia Airlines flight will depart from …

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Health Alert: Riyadh Repatriation Flight, April 3rd

Message for U.S. Citizens – March 31, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 …

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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. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 23, 2020 Location:  Nationwide Event:  To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that a 7 PM to 6 AM curfew will be in effect for 21 days beginning this evening, March 23, with very limited exceptions involving life …

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Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

Office of the Spokesperson The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions.  Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been …

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Publication of Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018 The Department of State published a  Final Rule  on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for a …

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