UAE airlines announce travel restrictions to Saudi Arabia

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Emirates airline on Wednesday said it would not accept non-Saudi national passengers on flights from Dubai to Saudi Arabia.

“As directed by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Emirates will not accept non-Saudi national passengers on flights from Dubai to Saudi Arabia, with immediate effect and until further notice,” said the airline in an advisory.

“Customers holding tickets with final destinations in Saudi Arabia will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin – exemptions are diplomatic passport holders and health practitioners and their families,” it added.

There are temporary restrictions on entry to Saudi Arabia from certain countries. Starting today, passengers will not be permitted to enter Saudi Arabia if they are travelling from or have been in any of the following countries in the past 14 days.—Gulf News

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