Saudi Arabia decides to suspend all international flights as of tomorrow


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Saudi Arabia suspended international flights for two weeks, starting on Sunday.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted an official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior “It is in accordance with the preventive and precautionary measures recommended by the competent health authorities in the Kingdom, as part of its determined efforts to control the new Corona virus, and based on the concern to protect the health of citizens and residents and ensure their safety, and based on the World Health Organization’s declaration of the new Corona virus (Covid 19) A global pandemic, with virus infection emerging in 117 countries so far.

The Kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for travelers – except in exceptional cases – for a period of two weeks, starting at eleven in the morning on Sunday 20 Rajab 1441 AH corresponding to March 15, 2020 AD, and to consider this as an exceptional official holiday for citizens and residents who were unable to return due to suspension The trips, or if the quarantine was applied to them after their return to the Kingdom, whether in the designated headquarters of the Ministry of Health or directed from them to isolate themselves in their homes.

The source pointed out that the necessary arrangements will be made regarding health procedures for examination and isolation in accordance with the preventive measures adopted for all arrivals.

The source pointed out that the Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Aviation Authority and other relevant bodies, will arrange for the arrival of citizens who wish to return, as the relevant procedures will be announced within a week of its date. ”


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