Saudi Arabia punishes those who visited “banned” countries with a three-year travel ban
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An awareness leaflet published by the Saudi Ministry of Health on its Twitter account.
Riyadh: «Middle East»
An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated, yesterday (Tuesday), that traveling to countries to which the instructions prohibit travel is an explicit violation of the announced instructions, after information was received about the travel of citizens to these countries to which it is prohibited to travel, in violation and explicit deception of what was issued by the authorities. official.
The Ministry of the Interior stressed that the travel ban continues, whether directly or through another country, to the declared countries, and any other countries where the pandemic has not yet been controlled, or the spread of the mutated strain of the virus has been proven.
Saudi Arabia has banned travel to a number of countries in order to ensure the safety of citizens and to stay away from areas where instability prevails or the spread of the virus, namely Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Somalia, Congo, Democratic Republic, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Belarus India, in conjunction with the decision to lift the travel suspension for citizens, and to fully open the land, sea and air ports of the Kingdom, on May 17.
She later added, banning the travel of citizens without obtaining prior permission to the Emirates, Vietnam and Ethiopia, before Indonesia joined it recently, which is witnessing a spread of the virus, and began evacuating its citizens from it and entering the home quarantine upon their arrival, after 10 cases of Corona virus were confirmed among the Saudis, including two cases. Two women are critical and infected with the mutated virus.
The warning of the Ministry of Interior comes in light of the continuing outbreak of the Corona pandemic (Covid 19), and the spread of a new mutated strain of the virus, and days after the entry into force of the decision to immunize against the Corona virus approved by the Ministry of Health to practice activities and events and enter facilities and public transportation, which will start next Sunday .
And Saudi Arabia issued a new decision last week regarding the travel of its citizens abroad, requiring vaccination with two doses of the anti-Covid 19 vaccine as an essential step for citizens to travel abroad, starting from August 9.
The decision was based on the results of significant scientific studies and research, which proved that receiving two doses of the vaccine is enough to protect against complications of the virus’s mutants, and the decrease in the effectiveness of one dose of the vaccine in the face of the mutant and the emergence of new waves of spread of the epidemic.
As of yesterday (Tuesday), Saudi Arabia gave more than 25.4 million doses of vaccine, recorded 1,379 new infections, and 10 new deaths, while the number of people recovered rose to more than half a million who made a full recovery.
For its part, the Ministry of Health confirmed that the “Corona” vaccines are effective with the mutant, noting that immunity begins to be formed since receiving the first dose, and the second dose is considered an activator for it, calling for the initiative to register in the “My Health” application to obtain the “Corona” vaccine in order to preserve the health of and safety of all members of society.
And the Ministry of Health announced a new statistic of Corona’s developments in the Kingdom during the past 24 hours, which included the registration of “1379” confirmed cases, and the recovery of “1021” cases, while the number of active cases reached “11,136” cases, including “1419” critical cases.
The statistics showed that the total number of injuries in the Kingdom amounted to 520,774 cases, and the number of recovery cases reached 501,449 cases, and with regard to deaths, 10 cases were recorded, bringing the total number of deaths in the Kingdom to 8,189 cases.
The Ministry of Health advised everyone to communicate with the 937 Center for consultations and inquiries around the clock, to obtain health information and services, and to know the developments of the “Corona” virus.
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