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Al Arabiya monitors Saudi land border with Qatar at Salwa road

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Al Arabiya channel monitored the calm that loomed over Salwa road, which marks the Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s land border.

Salwa crossing is completely closed as the transfer of goods and passengers to Qatar was banned; only Qataris are allowed exit.

"Gulf citizens tried to enter Qatar from Yemen and Oman through the Salwa crossing, but they were stopped and requested to go back," Al Arabiya correspondent reported.

He added that the Salaw crossing is the only land road connecting Qatar with the world. More than 60% of the construction materials and infrastructure equipment and 40% of the food imports pass through this gateway.

More than 300,000 Qatari citizens used it during the month of January alone.

More than 2.5 million Qatari citizens will be denied access to the crossing, while dozens of trucks have returned to Saudi Arabia since Tuesday morning.

Salwa road follows the geography of Al-Ahsa province in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It is located 460 km from Riyadh Saad Khurais Al-Hofuf Salwa.

The crossing is managed by the Saudi Ministry of the Interior and the Saudi Ministry of Finance and provides services to passengers through passports, customs, police, traffic, the Saudi Red Crescent, border guards and civil defense.