Foreign pilgrims, visitors must include COVID-19 coverage in their insurance

Monday, May 3, 2021

RIYADH — All foreigners who come to Saudi Arabia on Umrah, visit and tourism visas must have insurance coverage against the risks of coronavirus infection.

The Saudi Central Bank and the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance announced on Sunday the need for updating the insurance policy format in this regard by adding coverage for the risks of coronavirus infection.

The addition of this condition aims to provide healthcare services for non-Saudis coming from outside the Kingdom for tourism, visit, and Umrah purposes in the event of their infection with the virus.

This is in order to ensure the safety of everyone, as well as to ensure quick and easy access to treatment services.

The insurance coverage includes the costs of treating the infected people; the costs of quarantine procedures for the infected, and the medical evacuation in cases of emergency.