The Ukrainian low-cost carrier SkyUp Airlines will start operating direct flights to Saudi Arabia from August 3, the airline’s press service reports.
In particular, Kyiv-Dammam-Kyiv flights will be performed on Tuesdays from August 3; Kyiv-Jeddah-Kyiv flights on Thursdays and Sundays from August 8; flights from Kyiv to Riyadh on Wednesdays and Saturdays, flights from Riyadh to Kyiv on Thursdays and Sundays from August 4; and flights from Lviv to Dammam on Thursdays, flights from Dammam to Lviv on Fridays from August 5.
Tickets are already available on skyup.aero.
To travel, vaccinated Ukrainians need certificate of complete vaccination (approved vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna – 2 doses of vaccine, Johnson & Johnson – 1 dose); negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country (does not apply to children under 8 years old); and check-in on the online platform within 72 hours before departure.
Unvaccinated travelers need negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering the country (does not apply to children under 8 years old); mandatory 7-day "institutional" quarantine upon arrival in the country; and additional PCR tests on the 1st and 7th quarantine days.
The airline is obliged to check that the passenger has the purchased quarantine package, which includes insurance against COVID-19 disease, the place of quarantine, and PCR tests on the 1st and 7th days of quarantine.