Current travel advisories for Saudi Arabia

Last Update: Friday, 15. February 2019 at 18:14

We advice caution when travelling to Saudi Arabia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.5 / 5

Saudi Arabia is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with around 29 million citizens and a land mass of 1,960,582 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.0 / 5

Saudi Arabia shares land borders with 7 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Yemen (5.0), Iraq (4.8), United Arab Emirates (2.4), Jordan (2.4), Kuwait (2.4), Qatar with (2.0) and Oman with (1.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/saudi-arabia-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/saudi-arabia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/saudi-arabia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel within 30 kilometres of the border with Yemen, including Najran and the southern and eastern areas of Jizan, due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen and the potential for cross-border missile attacks.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals travelling to Saudi Arabia to exercise caution, due to tensions in the surrounding regions. Moreover, the Ministry advises against all travel to within 10km of the border with Yemen and against all but essential travel between 10km and 80km of this border. The border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen is continuing to experience clashes, which are resulting in both military and civilian casualties. Missiles have been fired from Yemen into Saudi Arabia, with the most recent one in May 2018.

Danger level: 2

Exercise vigilance.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/saudi-arabia/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/middle-east/Pages/saudi_arabia.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Saudi government has issued new laws on social media messaging (see Laws). The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Saudi Arabia overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/middle-east/Pages/saudi_arabia.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers:Areas within 30 kilometres of the border with Yemen.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 29 million
Covering landmass
1,960,582 km²
Electricity
127/220V - 60Hz
Currency
Rial (SAR)
ISO 2-Letter Code
SA
Phone prefix
+966
Top Level Domain
.sa
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/3G

Airports in Saudi Arabia (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.