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Country Rank

10


Saudi Arabia

Recovery Rank for 180 countries/regions

Country Rank

6


Saudi Arabia

Recovery Rank for 184 countries/regions

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

4

Recovery Index
76.89
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

5

Recovery Index
76.83
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

3

Severity Index
31.50
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

1

Severity Index
21.60
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

Stringency Rating

N/A

(100 = Strictest Measures, 0 = No Measures)


Population
34,268,528

(Low Density)


GNI per capita (US$)

21,600

(High income)
5 Countries who have made the most progress in
curtailing the spread of the pandemic and can be
used as examples of best practices (Relative Rating)

4
3
2 Countries who are struggling to cope with the crisis
and who may need to consider maintaining stringent
non-pharmaceutical measures (Relative Rating)
1
1 Countries who are coping with the crisis with a low percentage
of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
2
3 Countries who may be overwhelmed by the crisis with a high
percentage of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
4
5

Travel Advisory


1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Saudi Arabia; - first degree family members of nationals of Saudi Arabia; - residents of Saudi
Arabia arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated in Saudi Arabia; - residents of Saudi
Arabia. They must not have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey in the past 14 days; - nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab
Emirates. They must not have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey in the past 14 days; - passengers with an exit/entry, work, residence or visit
visa issued by Saudi Arabia. They must not have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey in the past 14 days; - passengers with a tourist visa issued
by Saudi Arabia. They must not have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey in the past 14 days; - domestic workers of nationals of Saudi Arabia. They
must be accompanied by the sponsor; - domestic workers of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the
first degree family members of the sponsor. They must not have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey in the past 14 days; - Umrah passengers. They
must not have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey in the past 14 days; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they
received one vaccine dose in Saudi Arabia. They must have an institutional quarantine package for 3 days.

2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria,
Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to nationals of Saudi Arabia. They must have an institutional quarantine package for 5
days if not arriving from Nigeria.

3. Passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey are not allowed to transit.

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Saudi Arabia. The test result must be issued by one of
the following medical centers (Kartica Pulomas Hospital, Karunia Jakarta or PT Prodia Widyahusada TBK) if arriving from Indonesia. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Saudi
Arabia; - spouses, children, parents and accompanying domestic workers of nationals of Saudi Arabia; - passengers younger than 8 years.

5. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca
(Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before departure. They must register at
https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home , and must download the Tawakkalna App and submit their personal details within 8 hours after arrival. Passengers who received
Sinopharm or Sinovac must have also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or
Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Saudi Arabia; - first degree family members of nationals of Saudi Arabia; -
domestic workers of nationals of Saudi Arabia. They must be accompanied by the sponsor.

6. Passengers must register before departure at https://muqeem.sa/#/vaccine-registration/home . - This does not apply to nationals of Saudi Arabia.

7. Passengers must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses. - This does not apply to nationals and residents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United
Arab Emirates.

8. Passengers must obtain an institutional quarantine package for 5 days. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Saudi Arabia and their spouses, mothers, children and
accompanying domestic workers. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey; - residents of Saudi Arabia and their spouses and children. They must have a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before departure. Passengers who received Sinopharm or Sinovac must have also received one vaccine
dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before
departure. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey; - domestic workers accompanied by a resident of Saudi Arabia with a COVID-19 vaccination
certificate showing that the resident was fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax),
Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before departure. Passengers who received Sinopharm or Sinovac must have also received one vaccine dose of
AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure. They
must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey; - passengers with a diplomatic visa and their accompanying domestic workers; - passengers younger than 18 years
accompanied by their parents with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the parents were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience),
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac at least 14 days before departure. Passengers who received Sinopharm or
Sinovac must have also received one vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech
(Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure. They must not be arriving from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon or Turkey.

9. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for 5 days.

10. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight.

11. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.

12. Suspension of e-visa issuance.

13. Airlines can check the validity of the exit/entry visas for residents of Saudi Arabia at https://muqeem.sa/#/visa-validity/check

Travel Advisory information provided and published with permission by IATA. (Timatic COVID-19 Alerts Service has been discontinued on 1/1/2022, please refer this page for latest travel advisory)


Saudi Arabia Infection Trend


How can you tell if a curve is really flattening?

The number of daily confirmed cases has been used as an estimation of how severe the COVID-19 situation is in a given country. However, we’ve found that focusing on the country’s cumulative number of active cases gives a clearer picture of whether the infection curve is flattening.


Countries with Similar Characteristics


This table is generated by a GCI-developed tool to match countries based on their similar characteristics such as population, population density, income and climate.

Saudi Arabia 76.83 76.89 34,268,528 Low Density High income 26-30 deg
Country Recovery Index Recovery Index Population Density GNI per capita Average Temperature
since First Case (Celsius)
Match%
Australia 54.72 49.68 25,364,307 Low Density High income 26-30 deg 100%
Canada 58.58 49.38 37,589,262 Low Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Chile 62.75 61.70 18,952,038 Low Density High income < 10 deg 85%
Somalia 34.59 51.73 15,442,905 Low Density Low income 26-30 deg 75%
South Sudan 38.52 46.86 11,062,113 Low Density Low income 26-30 deg 75%
Algeria 29.47 52.08 43,053,054 Low Density Lower middle income 21-25 deg 60%
Angola 49.34 64.19 31,825,295 Low Density Lower middle income 21-25 deg 60%
Argentina 67.84 63.20 44,938,712 Low Density Upper middle income 11-20 deg 60%
Bolivia 50.98 63.91 11,513,100 Low Density Lower middle income 21-25 deg 60%
Chad 45.36 52.56 15,946,876 Low Density Low income > 30 deg 60%

GCI Recovery Forecast


The GCI Recovery Forecasting methodology relies on a Monte Carlo simulation model as we recognise that the factors that contribute to an increase / decrease in confirmed COVID19 cases are highly variable and subject to various localised circumstances and interventions. The P10 / P50 / P90 are probabilities assigned to the forecasts, with P10 being highly optimistic, and P90 being very conservative on recovery and reduction in cases. The forecast model is updated daily based on the latest case data.

Forecast Results:

Situation May Improve. The GCI Model indicates that the situation has a small probability of recovery, but there is insufficient evidence to suggest that the recovery trend will improve significantly in the near future.




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