Saudi Closes Borders to Travellers from 20 Countries

Saudi Closes Borders to Travellers from 20 Countries

Saudi Arabia has restricted travellers from 20 countries, including the UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, India, Pakistan, the UK, and the USA from entering as the kingdom steps up precautions against new variants of coronavirus.

The Ministry of Interior announced that the temporary suspension, which comes to forces at 9pm tonight, Wednesday, February 3, said the ban also extended to those who had passed through any of the 20 listed in the previous 14 days.

The full list of countries barred is Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The source added that the citizens, diplomats, health practitioners, and their families coming from the restricted countries could re-enter the Kingdom with the existing precautionary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health.

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Written by Tamanna Reza

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