How To Update Status Of Covid-19 Vaccine Taken Outside Saudi Arab

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Citizens & Residents that are outside Saudi Arab & want to return back, needs to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

The approved vaccines in the Kingdom are:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech – 2 doses
  • Moderna – 2 doses
  • Oxford AstraZeneca – 2 doses
  • Johnson & Johnson – Single dose

If some one has taken 2 doses of Sinovac or Sinopharm vaccines then they will have to get a booster shot of any one of above approved vaccines.

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To update the status of vaccine administered outside Saudi Arab,  follow these steps:

  •  Go to MoH site
  •  Select “Covid-19 Vaccine Approval Service in the Kingdom”.
The service enables citizens and residents to submit requests for registering COVID-19 vaccines, approved in the Kingdom but taken abroad.

  • The click on “Please click here to start the service” at the bottom of the page.

  • The service will start, but from here forward only Arabic version is available. This step lists all the requirements & approved vaccines. Tick the checkbox at the end of the page and click Next.

  • From drop-down select Resident & click Next.

  • Enter Iqama Number, Iqama Expiry & enter the code. Then click Next.

  • Your detail will be show. Then enter E-mail, Confirm E-mail & Mobile Number.  Then click Next.

  • OTP will be sent to E-mail & Mobile Number. Enter the OTP & click Next.

  • Then you will choose the Vaccine, date for First Dose & date for Second Dose. Passport copy needs to be attached along with proof of vaccination.
Ensure that the certificate complies with the following requirements:

1 - The personal data should be stated in the certificate.

2- It must be issued in one of the following languages: Arabic, English, or French, or a certified translation into Arabic.

3- The certificate must clearly contain the name of the vaccine, its date, and the batch number.
4- The entered documents should be in PDF format, and their size should not exceed (1 MB).

  • It can take up to 5 business days to reflect the status of vaccination in Tawakkalna.