Saudi citizens must have two COVID-19 vaccine doses for travel abroad - SPA

DUBAI, July 19 (Reuters) - Saudi citizens will need two COVID-19 vaccine doses before they can travel outside the kingdom from Aug. 9, state news agency SPA reported on Monday, citing the ministry of interior.

The decision was made based on new waves of infection globally, new mutations, and the "low efficacy of one vaccination dose against these mutations," the statement said.

Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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