With the increasing cases of COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia from (02-03-2021 to onward), Government has decided that Covid 19 vaccine shot will be compulsory for the rest of the workers who will be providing their duties in many government departments and private sectors.
However, These government and private sector workers will get the free dosage of the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine. Moreover Covid 19 vaccine drive will start from 1st of Shawwal according to the Hijri calendar and 13th May according to the Georgian calendar
List of Public Sectors where it is compulsory to get covid 19 vaccine shot:
In case you are wondering about your department, Here is the complete list of all departments where it is mandatory for workers to get the Covid 19 vaccine.
- MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT WORKERS
- SPORTS DEPARTMENT WORKERS
- TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WORKERS
- TOURISM DEPARTMENT WORKERS
Municipal Department Workers:
Here is the list of all sectors that comes under the Municipal Department:
- Local and (3 stars to 5 stars) Restaurant workers.
- Café workers.
- Food outlet, store workers, and delivery boys.
- Men’s Barbershop workers
- Woman Beauty Saloon workers
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Sports Department Workers:
Here is the list of all sectors that comes under the Sports department:
- Gym trainers and workers.
- International and local sports trainers.
- Sports Complex Workers.
Transport Department Workers:
Here is the list of all sectors that comes under the Transport department:
- Drivers of Public transport service.
- Public Transport workers.
- Airport Staff.
- Workers at Cargo department.
Tourism Department Workers:
Here is the list of all sectors that comes under the Tourism department:
- International and Local Guides.
- Tent organizers and medic suppliers.
- Buffet workers
Penalty for not getting Covid 19 Vaccine shot
According to the Health Minister’s statement in an interview,
“The workers should have to be vaccinated for the public’s safety and spread of this deadly virus. In any case, if a worker denies taking the COVID-19 vaccine shot, then the worker needs to submit his PCR report to the Health Ministry every 7th day.Dr. Tawfig bin Fawzan AlRabiah
He Further Added
However, All the expenses of PCR tests and reports will be cover by the relative department where the worker is working.”Dr. Tawfig bin Fawzan AlRabiah
However, the Vaccine drive is already in full swing in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, it is free for everybody. Therefore even if it is a Saudi resident or Expat, almost everyone is getting himself vaccinated. Even though this list is for the Public sector and its workers, the private sector is also eligible to get vaccinated. Moreover, Saudia wants every citizen to get vaccinated asap.