The Saudi Ministry of Interior has warned citizens against traveling to a number of countries without obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities.
An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior stated that, “It is a supplement to the statement issued on January 8, 2021, regarding permitting travel outside the Kingdom and coming to it, starting on 3/31/2021, in the interest of the state for the safety and security of citizens wishing to travel abroad when the time for travel is due.” In light of the security conditions and instability prevailing in a number of countries, the continuing outbreak of the Corona pandemic (Covid 19) and the spread of a new mutated strain of the virus, the Ministry of Interior has warned citizens against traveling to a number of countries without obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities. “.
In its statement, the Ministry of Interior identified a list of countries prohibited to visit, including: “Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Belarus, and any other countries in which the pandemic has not yet been controlled or the spread of the strain is proven Mutated from the virus in it. “
The Ministry also called on citizens who are present, or who may be in these countries in the future, to urgently register with the Kingdom’s embassies there.
The Ministry called on citizens wishing to travel to the permitted countries to exercise caution and stay away from areas where instability prevails or witnessing the spread of the virus, and to follow all precautionary measures, regardless of their destination.