List of Vaccines Approved and Disapproved by Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has decided to allow entry to foreign travellers fully vaccinated

List of Vaccines Approved by Saudi Arabia

According to the Saudi Gazette the Ministry of Health announced that there are a total of four approved vaccines in the Kingdom. These four vaccines are Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca-Oxford.  Read how you can dirct enter for Umrah from Pakistan.


Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on Friday approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for use in the Kingdom. 
Moderna’s is the fourth shot that has been authorized for use in the Kingdom following earlier approvals for the AstraZeneca, Pfizer- BioNTech, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.


Saudi authorities approved the Pfizer vaccine on 10 December 2020 for all adults. Later, on 27 June 2021, it also approved its use for children in the 12-18 age group.
On Thursday, officials in Saudi Arabia said they had approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinees the first to be used in that country. Saudi Arabia did not say how many doses it plans to purchase, or when they would arrive or be distributed. Read reality of Omicron virus and suspension of direct flights

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson):

The Janssen vaccine leverages the AdVac vaccine platform to engineer a common cold virus to carry genetic instructions into the arm cells where they construct a replica of the coronavirus spike, triggering the immune system. 
On 18 May 2021, the Kingdom clarified that the Janssen vaccine is approved for incoming visitors.


Saudi Arabia’s food and drug administration has approved the COVID vaccine made by AstraZeneca, state TV reported on Thursday. 

Sinovac (Not Fully Approved)

Saudi Arabia to accept travellers vaccinated with Sinovac, Sinopharm but only after booster shot

List of Vaccines rejected by Sadia Arabia:

Saudi Arabia has not approved Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines against COVID-19, the spokesperson for the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health Mohammed al-Abd al-Ali said on Sunday, denying rumours circulating online. 
However, citizens and residents who received either one of the Chinese-made vaccines can take a booster shot from any of the approved vaccines.

CanSINO / Pakvac vaccine

Pakistan on Tuesday launched the locally produced single-dose CanSino COVID-19 vaccine with the help of China renamed as Pakvac. The CanSINO / Pakvac vaccine has not been approved for use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA) yet, which means that mostly countries do not accept the vaccine as valid proof of immunity against the virus.
According to the figures provided by the vaccine-checker tool, until now, only ten countries allow entry to travellers who have been vaccinated with the CanSino/Pakvac vaccine. These countries are as follows:

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