Saudi Arabia will force a three-year travel restriction on residents heading out to nations on the realm’s ‘red list’ under endeavors to check the spread of Covid and its new variations, state news office SPA said on Tuesday.
It referred to an anonymous interior ministry official as saying some Saudi residents, who in May were permitted to travel abroad without earlier consent from authorities interestingly since March 2020, had abused travel guidelines.
Saudi Arabia has restricted travel to or travel to various nations including Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates.
The realm, the biggest Gulf state with a populace of about 30 million, on Tuesday recorded 1,379 new COVID-19 diseases, carrying it’s all out to 520,774 cases and 8,189 deaths. It saw everyday diseases tumble from a top of over 4,000 in June 2020 to beneath the 100 marks toward the beginning of January.