Saudi Arabia Travel Insurance Requirements

Last updated: 01/03/2023

Saudi Arabia Travel Insurance Requirements

Travelers heading to Saudi Arabia must apply for a visa in order to enter the country. That visa includes mandatory travel health insurance that is supplied by the government, with coverage for Covid-19 medical treatment and quarantine. That cost is SAR 40 or about $10.

The mandatory medical insurance for Saudi Arabia covers the costs for hospital stays. It can also cover the cost of quarantines for up to 14 days.

Even if a traveler already has their visitor’s visa without insurance, they will still need to purchase the insurance from the Saudi Arabian government before entering the country.

Squaremouth’s Saudi Arabia Travel Insurance Recommendations

The government policy provides the coverage needed for travelers who are only concerned about medical coverage during their trip.

Travelers who want to insure their trip expenses can supplement this coverage with a Trip Cancellation policy. We recommend this coverage for travelers with prepaid and non-refundable trip expenses who are concerned about canceling prior to their departure.

The Trip Cancellation benefit can reimburse travelers for the loss of prepaid and non-refundable trip costs, such as flights, hotels or similar accommodations, and tours, among other expenses if a traveler needs to cancel for a covered reason. These reasons most commonly include illness and injury, being unable to travel to the destination because of inclement weather, or terrorist attacks.

For travelers concerned about the extensive travel involved to Saudi Arabia, Squaremouth recommends Trip Interruption benefits to reimburse a traveler for covered expenses incurred from a missed connection or similar delays.

Trip Interruption can cover 100 – 200% of the missed trip costs such as non-refundable hotels or accommodations because of the delay and can reimburse airline tickets for the traveler to return home or to catch up to their trip.

Most policies on offer Trip Interruption as an included benefit with Trip Cancellation at no additional cost.

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Saudi Arabia Travel Insurance Data and Trends

Saudi Arabia began receiving tourists in late 2019. This country is famous for its tours and adventures in the sand dunes, visiting Masmak Palace, and experiencing the culture, history, shopping, and art exhibitions in The Kingdom.


Destination Rank: 93

Percentage of Squaremouth Sales: 0.09%

Average Premium: $194.27

Average Trip Cost: $2,588.22

Squaremouth Analytics compares thousands of travel insurance policies purchased pre- and post-pandemic to identify changes and trends in the travel insurance industry.

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