Saudi Arabia Suspends International Flights for Two Weeks

An official source in the Saudi Interior Ministry stated that the Kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights except for exceptional cases for a period of two weeks, starting at eleven in the morning.

The Saudi News Agency indicated that this step falls within the framework of the preventive and precautionary measures recommended by the competent health authorities in the Kingdom, as part of its determined efforts to control the new Corona virus.

The authorities decided to consider this as an exceptional official vacation for citizens and residents who were unable to return due to suspension of flights, or quarantine was applied to them after their return to the Kingdom, whether it was in designated headquarters of the Ministry of Health or directed from them to isolate themselves in their homes.

The source pointed out that the necessary arrangements will be made regarding health procedures for examination and isolation in accordance with the preventive measures adopted for all arrivals.

The source pointed out that the Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Aviation Authority and other competent authorities, will arrange for the arrival of citizens who wish to return, and will announce the relevant procedures within a week.

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