Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia urges travelers to follow COVID-19 precautionary measures

A Saudi passenger arrives at terminal 5 in the King Fahad International Airport. (File photo: AFP)

Individuals traveling to and from Saudi Arabia must adhere to coronavirus countermeasures at all times, the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Wednesday.

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International flights to and from the Kingdom were suspended on March 15 as part of measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

However, the GACA said that all airports around the country are ready to operate flights carrying passengers who fit the criteria for travel.

A security woman checks the temperature of a woman at Riyadh International Airport, after Saudi Arabia reopened domestic flights, following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Riyadh. (File photo: Reuters)

A security woman checks the temperature of a woman at Riyadh International Airport, after Saudi Arabia reopened domestic flights, following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Riyadh. (File photo: Reuters)

Certain categories of citizens and residents are allowed to enter and exit the Kingdom starting from September 15. All other citizens and residents will be allowed to travel after January 1, 2021.

Each airline must clarify its regulations for passengers ahead of their flights, the GACA said.

It is also the responsibility of the travel to ensure that they follow all health procedures of their destination country, the authority added.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 16 September 2020 KSA 16:28 - GMT 13:28
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