January 23, 2021

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Saudi Arabia Suspends International Flights

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Saudi Arabia Suspends International Flights

Amidst the rising case of Covid-19 second wave spark globally, the Saudi Arabian government has given a fresh order to suspend its international passenger flights for a short period of one week, citing fears from the possible break out of the spread of a new strain Covid-19, an official stated on Monday.

Also entry into the country via sea ports and lands will also be suspended for a period of one week, if the situation deteriorates this order might be extended.

The measures came as a precaution “until medical information about the nature of this virus becomes clear, and to protect the public health of citizens and expatriates and ensure their safety,” according to the report.  Foreign flights that are currently inside the kingdom’s airspace will be allowed to leave, the official said.

In addition to this, the government has instructed those new entries from countries experiencing new infections to self-isolate for a period of two weeks and also undergo the Covid-19 test.

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