Salwa border crossing – (AFP): Qataris flocked to Saudi Arabia for the second day yesterday, Sunday, after the reopening of the border crossing between the two countries in the framework of the reconciliation that was finally reached between the parties to the Gulf crisis. Many crossed the Salwa port on the Saudi side, which is located about 500 km east of the capital, Riyadh, and came from Abu Samra port in Qatar, according to correspondents to France Press.
“Coming to Saudi Arabia means coming to our second country,” said the Qatari, Muhammad Al-Marri, after entering Saudi Arabia. “There is no difference in our traditions.” The Director of Customs at Salwa Port, Ali Al-Aklabi, said that 167 Qatari cars have entered Saudi territory since the crossing was reopened on Saturday.
On Saturday, Qatar Airways and Saudi Arabia announced on Twitter the resumption of flights between the two countries, starting from Monday. Doha had announced the imposition of measures on arrivals and departures through the Abu Samra border crossing, including submitting a negative examination result for the emerging corona virus, in addition to undergoing an additional examination at the border and quarantine for a period of one week in a hotel determined by the government.