Corona Virus: Egyptians are facing difficulty in returning to work in Saudi Arabia due to the epidemic


  • Ahmed Yahya
  • Journalist – BBC

Saudi civil plane

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Ammar says that the cost of his air travel to Saudi Arabia last time before the Corona pandemic did not exceed three thousand Egyptian pounds

On February 2, 2021, Saudi Arabia announced a temporary ban on entry to the Kingdom for non-citizens, for those coming from 20 countries, including Egypt.

And the Saudi Ministry of Interior stated that “in accordance with the preventive and precautionary measures recommended by the health authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and in the context of its tireless efforts to control the new Corona virus (Covid 19) and prevent its entry and spread, and for the importance of maintaining the epidemiological situation and public health in the Kingdom, the Ministry would like The Ministry of Interior may announce that it has been decided to temporarily suspend entry to the Kingdom – for non-citizens, diplomats, health practitioners and their families – for those coming from…” The statement listed the names of twenty countries.

The ministry indicated that “the decision includes arrivals from other countries, if they have passed through any of those countries during the 14 days preceding the request to enter the Kingdom.”

The decision came into effect from the evening of the following day, the third of the same month, with the exception of diplomats, health practitioners and their families.


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