An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that anyone who is proven to be involved in traveling to countries to which travel is prohibited will be banned from traveling for three years.
He explained that the violator will expose himself to legal accountability and severe penalties upon his return, and will prevent him from traveling outside the Kingdom for a period of 3 years.
The Saudi Ministry of Interior also renewed the warning against traveling to the prohibited countries due to the novel coronavirus.
An official source: Anyone who is proven to be involved in traveling to countries to which travel is prohibited will expose himself to legal accountability and severe penalties upon his return, and be prevented from traveling outside the Kingdom for a period of (3) years. pic.twitter.com/ZDLdATec7u
— Ministry of Interior (@MOISaudiArabia) 27 July 2021
The Ministry of Interior confirmed the continuation of the ban on travel, whether directly or through another country, to the declared countries, and any other countries where the pandemic has not yet been controlled or the mutated strain of the virus has been proven to spread.
In addition, it called on citizens to be careful and to stay away from areas where instability prevails or the spread of the virus, and to follow all precautionary measures, regardless of their destination, according to what was reported by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Ban on travel to certain countries
On July 3, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that it would ban citizens from traveling to a number of countries without obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities.
At that time, it decided to prevent direct or indirect travel of citizens, without obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities, to Ethiopia, the UAE and Vietnam, while continuing to prevent direct or indirect travel of citizens to the previously announced countries.
It was also decided to suspend entry from all the countries mentioned above, in addition to Afghanistan, except for those who stayed 14 days outside those four countries, who are not citizens, in addition to all the previously announced countries.
The ministry decided to stop flights with countries prohibited from traveling to and from, and to apply institutional quarantine to all those coming from them, citizens and others.
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