Saudi Arabia to lift some international flight restrictions on 15 September


State news agency SPA said on Sunday that RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will partially remove its suspension of international flights on September 15 to allow “extraordinary categories” of citizens and residents.

The state will abolish all travel restrictions on air, land and sea transport for civilians on 1 January 2021.

In March, the state suspended international flights to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Extraordinary categories include public and military sector employees, diplomats and their families, who work for public or non-profit private sector jobs abroad, businessmen, patients who need treatment abroad, who study abroad Are essential for people doing human affairs and sports teams as well.

Visa of GCC citizens and non-Saudi residents, or visitors with a valid residence, will be allowed to enter as a state. On 15 September to prove that they are COVID-19 negative.

In March, the state took drastic measures to prevent the coronation, including a 24-hour curfew on most towns and cities.

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

Reporting by Dahlia Nehme in Dubai, written by Marwa Rashad; Editing by Hugh Lawson and Emilia Sithole-Mataris

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