Saudi Arabia to allow entry for arrivals from six countries, including Egypt, Pakistan and India

Saudi Arabia to allow entry for arrivals from six countries, including Egypt, Pakistan and India

JEDDAH (RAHNUMA): Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday it will allow entry for arrivals from Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt, and India starting from Dec. 1.

The Ministry of Interior said that the decision was an update to a previous announcement regarding the temporary suspension of direct entry from some countries to the Kingdom, in an effort to control the COVID-19 outbreak.

The decision was also made after “continuous follow-up of the epidemiological situation locally and globally,” the ministry said in a statement.

All passengers who enter the Kingdom must undergo five days of institutional quarantine, regardless of their immunization status outside the Kingdom.

The ministry called on everyone who enters the Kingdom to adhere to the coronavirus precautionary and preventive measures.

It added that all procedures and measures are subject to continuous evaluation by the Saudi health authorities, according to international developments in the epidemiological situation.

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