Main menu

Pages

Al Arabiya: Saudi Arabia announces a travel ban to the UAE, Ethiopia and Vietnam without prior permission


Today, Saturday, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that it will prevent citizens from traveling to a number of countries without obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities, according to Al Arabiya.

 

An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that, based on the Kingdom's keenness on the safety of citizens wishing to travel abroad, and in light of the continuing outbreak of the Corona pandemic (Covid-19), and the spread of a new mutated strain of the virus, the following has been decided:

 

1 - Preventing direct or indirect travel of citizens, without obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities, to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the United Arab Emirates and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, while continuing to prevent direct or indirect travel of citizens to the previously announced countries. It was also decided to suspend entry from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the United Arab Emirates, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in addition to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, except for those who stayed 14 days outside those four countries, who are not citizens, as well as all previously announced countries.

 

2- Stopping flights with countries from which travel is prohibited, and applying institutional quarantine to all those coming from them, citizens and others.

 

3- Citizens who are currently in any of those countries and who return before eleven o’clock in the evening on Sunday 24 Dhu al-Qa’dah 1442 AH corresponding to July 4, 2021 AD, are excluded from this, without prejudice to what is done regarding the evacuation of violators of residency regulations from the Kingdom and related flights. So.

 

4 - The suspension of flights will take effect from eleven o’clock in the evening on Sunday 24 Dhu al-Qa’dah 1442 AH corresponding to July 4, 2021 AD.

 

The Ministry of Interior called on citizens wishing to travel to the countries allowed to travel to be careful, to stay away from areas where the virus is spreading, and to follow all precautionary measures, regardless of their destination.

reactions

Comments