Full int’l flight to resume in Saudi Arabia Sept 15

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Full international flights to resume in Saudi Arabia on Sept. 15

Saudi Arabia will resume full international flights as of Sept. 15 to allow “exceptional categories” of citizens and residents to travel, the state news agency SPA said on Sunday.

However ,such will not be extend to land and sea transport for citizens until Jan. 1, 2021, it said.

It will be recalled that in March, the kingdom suspended international flights to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Exceptional categories include public and military sector employees, diplomats and their families, those working for public or non-profit private sector jobs abroad and businessmen.

Others are patients who need treatment abroad, those studying abroad as well as people with humanitarian cases and sports teams.

GCC citizens and non-Saudi residents with valid residency or visitors’ visas will be allowed to enter the kingdom as of Sept. 15 conditional on proving they are COVID-19 negative.

The kingdom introduced stringent measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in March, including 24-hour curfews on most towns and cities.

The Kingdom has recorded 325,651 COVID-19 cases and 4,268 deaths.

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