Saudi Arabia allows direct entry to passengers from Pakistan


RIYADH – Saudi Arabia Thursday announced allowing direct entry from Pakistan and several other countries, ending a condition of spending 14-day quarantine in another country before entering the kingdom.

The Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has allowed the entry from Republic of Indonesia, the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of India without having to spend (14) days outside these countries before entering the Kingdom’s territory.

The new decision will be implemented from December 1 provided that institutional quarantine procedures will be applied to them for (5) days regardless of their immunization status outside the Kingdom, while continuing to apply the exceptions issued regarding some categories in this regard.

The source stressed the importance of adhering to the application of all precautionary and preventive measures adopted, SPA news reported.

He also said that all procedures and measures shall be subject to continuous evaluation by the Kingdom’s competent health authorities, according to the developments in the epidemiological situation globally.

The announcement of allowing the direct entry from the above mentioned countries was issued based on the continuous follow-up of the epidemiological situation locally and globally and the reports submitted by the Saudi competent health authorities about the developments of the coronavirus pandemic and the extent of the stability of the epidemiological situation in a number of countries.

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