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Saudi Arabia to ‘provide all facilities for Qatari pilgrims’

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Saudi Arabia on Monday said it would provide all facilities and services needed by Qatari pilgrims currently in the kingdom following a Saudi decision to sever diplomatic and consular ties with Qatar.

Earlier, a statement issued by the Saudi Press Agency instructed Saudi citizens to not travel, stay or transit in Qatar. Saudi citizens and visitors currently in Qatar are requested to leave the country in no more than 14 days.

For security purposes, Qatari citizens are also not allowed to enter or transit in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom will give Qatari citizens no more than 14 days to leave the country.

But these directives do not affect Qatari pilgrims currently in the kingdom, Saudi Arabia has insisted.