Saudi lifts entry ban, flights resumed
Published: 12:50 PM, 3 January 2021
Saudi Arabia has lifted the entry ban in the country to tackle the new strain of coronavirus or Covid-19.
According to Reuters, the sea, land and air access to the country began at 11:00 am local time on Sunday.
It is learned that Saudi Arabia has suspended international flights and shut down all ports since December 20 due to fears of a new epidemic or strain infection. After a few days, the country has decided to lift the ban from today. However, the travel ban has been lifted with a number of conditions to prevent the new strain of COVID infections.
A Saudi interior ministry official said there were some restrictions as new outbreaks of Covid-19 strain in countries including South Africa and the United Kingdom. In order to enter Saudi Arabia, they must be in quarantine for at least 14 days. PCR test will also be done.
Citizens who are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia for humanitarian and emergency reasons must also be quarantined at home for 14 days. A PCR test has to be done within 48 hours of their arrival and another on the 13th day of the quarantine.