Posted by : Aahil Shaik Thursday, March 12, 2020

Saudi Arabia gives 72 Hours Period to Return to Saudi Arabia for Citizens & Valid Residents

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior decision gives a 72-hour period for Saudi citizens and those with valid residency of Saudi Arabia from the new travel ban list countries (mentioned below) to return to the kingdom, before the travel suspension decision becomes effective. See Also : Coronavirus cases reached 45 in Saudi Arabia

However, The suspension's decision excluded health practitioners working in the Kingdom of the citizens of the Philippines and India, and evacuation, shipping and trade trips, while taking the necessary precautions reported Saudi Press Agency. Recommend : List of countries with temporary travel ban to Saudi Arabia

- The decision indicated that the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Health may coordinate to deal with humanitarian and exceptional cases, without prejudice to the necessary precautionary and preventive measures.

- The kingdom's government decided to temporarily suspend the travel of citizens and expatriates and suspend flights to
- The European Union countries
- Swiss Confederation
- The Republic of India
- The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
- The Social Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka
- The Republic of the Philippines
- The Republic of Sudan
- The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
- The Republic of South Sudan
- The State of Eritrea
- The Republic of Kenya
- The Republic of Djibouti
- The Federal Republic of Somalia,
as well as suspend the entry of those coming from those countries, and the entry of those who were there during the 14 days prior to their arrival.

- The movement of passengers through all land ports with the Kingdom of Jordan has also been suspended, while commercial and freight traffic is still allowed, and humanitarian and exceptional cases can cross. Read : Recovery of first coronavirus case in Saudi Arabia

Source : SPA

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