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Saudi Arabia to open for tourist visa holders starting AUG 1 -Tourism Ministry

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CAIRO - July 29 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Tourism Ministry will re-allow entry for tourist visa holders starting Aug. 1, it said in a statement.

"Vaccinated tourists will be allowed to enter without having to be institutionally quarantined upon providing a negative Covid-19 PCR test and a vaccination certificate," the ministry said. Accepted vaccines will be Pfizer (PFE.N), Astrazeneca (AZN.L), Moderna (MRNA.O) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N), the statement added.

Reporting by Alaa Swilam and Ahmed Tolba; Editing by Leslie Adler

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