Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Saudi government has decided to lift the temporary travel ban and resume all international flights starting from March 31, 2021, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday (Jan. 8) citing a statement from the Ministry of Interior.
The decision will allow citizens to travel outside the kingdom and return via all air, sea, and land lanes.
An official source at the ministry said the decision was made following a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in the kingdom, despite some countries experiencing a second wave of the pandemic and the emergence of a new form of the disease that can spread at a faster rate.
The source also said that the kingdom is finalizing arrangements for further vaccine shipments for the immunization of people in vulnerable groups.
The implementation of the decision will be done in accordance with the procedures and precautions laid down by the concerned committee amid all necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the kingdom in coordination with the concerned authorities, the statement stated.
Reporting by Indonesia Window