Today, Friday, the Saudi authorities decided to fully open all travel ports, starting from next March 31, after having suspended them more than once due to the spread of the Corona virus in the world.
The Kingdom also decided to allow citizens to travel outside the Kingdom and return to it, after the decision to suspend travel due to the new strain of the pandemic that appeared in Britain.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that an official at the Ministry of Interior said that it is a supplement to the statement issued on 4/16/1442 AH corresponding to 12/1/2020 AD, which includes that the date for lifting restrictions on citizens leaving the Kingdom and allowing the opening of ports will be announced later, and the statement issued on 5/18/1442 AH corresponding to 1/2/2021 AD which includes the precautionary measures and preventive measures applied to those coming to the Kingdom,
He added: “In view of the continuation of the new Corona pandemic (Covid-19), and what many countries of the world are witnessing of a second wave of this pandemic accompanied by the emergence of new mutated strains of the virus faster in the rates of spread, and because of the decrease in cases of new Coronavirus infection in the Kingdom during the current period, thank God. And in the interest of preserving the safety and health of citizens, keeping the infection low in the Kingdom, and the importance of completing the arrival of the required quantities of the vaccine during the coming period and distributing it to the regions of the Kingdom to immunize the groups most vulnerable to serious complications due to infection.
The official confirmed that the Ministry of Interior announces that, starting on Wednesday 18/8/1442 AH corresponding to 3/31/2021 AD, the following will be done: (A) Allowing citizens to travel outside the Kingdom and return to it. (B) Completely lift the suspension of international flights.
(C) To fully open the land, sea and air ports. (D) The implementation of the above shall be in accordance with the procedures and precautions laid down by the concerned committee to take all necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in the Kingdom in coordination with the concerned authorities..