An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that anyone who is proven to be involved in traveling to countries to which travel is prohibited will be banned from traveling for three years. According to the official account of the Saudi Ministry of Interior on “Twitter”.
The source explained that the violator will expose himself to legal accountability and severe penalties upon his return, and will prevent him from traveling outside the Kingdom for a period of 3 years, and the Saudi Ministry of Interior has renewed the warning against traveling to prohibited countries due to the novel coronavirus mutations.
The official account of the Saudi Ministry of Interior
The Ministry of Interior confirmed the continuation of the ban on travel, whether directly or through another country, to the declared countries, and any other countries where the pandemic has not yet been controlled or the mutated strain of the virus has been proven to spread.
On a related level, it called on citizens to be careful and to stay away from areas where instability prevails or where the virus is spreading, and to follow all precautionary measures, regardless of their destination.
On July 3, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that it would ban citizens from traveling to a number of countries without obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities.
At the time, it decided to prevent direct or indirect travel of citizens, without prior permission from the concerned authorities, to Ethiopia, the UAE and Vietnam, while continuing to prevent direct or indirect travel of citizens to the previously announced countries.
It was also decided to suspend entry from all the countries mentioned above, in addition to Afghanistan, except for those who stayed 14 days outside those four countries, who are not citizens, in addition to all the previously announced countries.
The ministry decided to stop flights with countries prohibited from traveling to and from, and to apply institutional quarantine to all those coming from them, citizens and others.