Saudi Arabia suspends international flights for a week

Saudi Arabia suspends international flights for a week
Illustration. The Saudi government on Sunday (December 20, 2020) announced the suspension of all international flights for one week starting at 00.00 on December 21, 2020, following the emergence of new strain, potent coronavirus in the UK and other European countries. (Gerhard G. from Pixabay)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Saudi government on Sunday (Dec 20) announced the suspension of all international flights for one week starting at 00.00 on December 21, 2020, following the emergence of new strain, potent coronavirus in the UK and other European countries.

Entry to the kingdom via land and sea ports has also been closed, and this decision is likely to be extended by another week, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

However, flights will still be permitted for exceptional circumstances.

Anyone who has returned to the Kingdom from European countries or high-risk countries after December 8 is required to quarantine for two weeks from the date of their arrival.

They must also undergo a COVID-19 test during their self-isolation period and repeat the test every five days.

Anyone who has returned from or transited through a European or high-risk country within the last three months must also undergo the test.

The movement of goods, commodities and supply chains from countries where the mutated virus has not appeared will continue as usual.

These travel restrictions will be reviewed in accordance with coronavirus related developments.

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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