Language

Don't you have an account with Pajhwok Afghan News?

Click here to subscribe.

Riyadh suspends entry of non-residents from 20 countries

Riyadh suspends entry of non-residents from 20 countries

author avatar
3 Feb 2021 - 13:51
Riyadh suspends entry of non-residents from 20 countries
author avatar
3 Feb 2021 - 13:51

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Saudi government, stepping up efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic, has suspected entry into the kingdom from 20 specific countries, says a media report.

The entry suspension applies to non-citizens, including diplomats, health practitioners and their families, from 20 countries, the Saudi Gazette said on Wednesday.

The 20 countries are:

Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the US, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, the UK, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India and Japan.

The move, which will come into force at 9 pm (KSA time) on Wednesday (Feb. 3), comes as part of the kingdom’s precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
“Saudi citizens, diplomats, health practitioners and their families coming from the mentioned countries, or those who transited any of those countries during 14 days preceding their return to the kingdom, will be allowed entry in accordance with the precautionary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health,” the report added.

sa/mud

Hits: 118

Related Topics

GET IN TOUCH

SUGGEST A STORY

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

PAJHWOK MOBILE APP

Download our mobile application to get the latest updates on your mobile phone. Read more