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Saudi Arabia to lift pandemic linked travel ban January 1

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 14, 2020
Saudi Arabia will lift a coronavirus-related travel ban at the beginning of the new year, its official news agency said Sunday.
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The Ministry of Interior announced that as of Jan. 1, 2021, all restrictions on the entry and exit of citizens will be lifted and all means of transport by land, sea and air will be reopened while adhering to the current coronavirus precautionary procedures, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

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Additionally, some people including civil servants, businessmen, those needing medical treatment abroad and students will be exempted from the restrictions as of Sept. 15.

Citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council states will also be allowed to enter and exit the country from Sept. 15, while the decision to allow the resumption of Umrah, or the ‘minor pilgrimage’ undertaken by Muslims, will be assessed separately depending on the spread of coronavirus.


 

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