The Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia stated that, based on what the Ministry of Health raised about the spread of a new mutated type of the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) in a number of countries until medical information about the nature of this virus becomes clear, and a desire to take urgent measures to protect the public health of Saudi citizens and resident Expatriates and ensuring their safety.
Saudi Arabia suspends All International Flights for Travelers for a Week
Suspending all international flights for travelers, except in exceptional cases, temporarily for a week, which can be extended for another week, with the exception of foreign flights that are currently in the Kingdom’s territory, so they are allowed to leave.
Suspending entry to the Kingdom through land and seaports temporarily for a period of one week, which can be extended for another week.
Everyone who returned from one of the European countries or any country where the epidemic appeared, according to what is determined by the Ministry of Health, starting from 8th December 2020 and until that date, adhere to the following:
- Home isolation for a period of 2 weeks from the date of his arrival to the Kingdom.
- To perform a test for the new Coronavirus (Covid-19) during the isolation period, with repeated examination every 5 days.
Anyone who returned from or passed through a European country or any country where the epidemic appeared, during the past 3 months, must conduct a test for the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19).
The above mentioned excludes movement of goods, commodities, and supply chains from countries where the mutated virus has not appeared, as determined by the Ministry of Health in coordination with the Ministry of Transport.
These procedures will be reviewed in light of the developments related to the pandemic, and what is received from the Ministry of Health.