Saudi Arabia's Tawakkalna app services will now be available in India and 74 foreign countries as part of the first phase. Launched on May 11, 2020, with the assistance of the Ministry of Health, to monitor the coronavirus situation and curb the spread of the pandemic, Tawakkalna can now be accessed outside the Kingdom.
The app will be operational in the first phase in countries including India, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Algeria, Sudan, Somalia, Morocco, Tunisia, Djibouti, Libya, Egypt, Mauritania, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Lebanon, Nigeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Japan, Philippines and Bangladesh.
The list of operational countries also includes Portugal, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Norway, Austria, the US, Canada, Greece, Spain, Estonia, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Brunei, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Finland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Malta, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Netherlands, Maldives and Azerbaijan.
The health status of immunized users, including those who recovered from the pandemic or received two jabs of the Covid-19 vaccine or completed 14 days after receiving the first dose, will be marked green. Travellers to Saudi do not require a compulsory institutional quarantine upon entry if the health status in the app shows green. However, several travellers could not avail the option of avoiding institutional quarantine as the app's availability was limited to the Kingdom earlier. The app has now surpassed a record number of 21 million within a year of its launch.
Meanwhile, the Indian embassy in Riyadh called on Indians who received the Covishield vaccine in India and travelled to the Kingdom to register their Covid vaccination certificate on the Tawakkalna app.