Saudi Arabia Threatens To Impose A 3-year Travel Ban On Citizens Who Travel To ‘Red List’ Countries

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Saudi Arabia Threatens To Impose A 3-year Travel B
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, said that they will impose a three-year travel ban on citizens who travel to countries that are on the ‘red list’. This step has been taken to curb the spread of coronavirus and its new variants in the country. Saudi Arabia has also put India in the red list. Approximately, 2.5 million Indians live in Saudi Arabia and this raises a cause of concern amongst them. 

As per a interior ministry official, some Saudi citizens were allowed to travel abroad in May without prior permission from authorities had violated travel regulations.

The countries that Saudi Arabia has banned travel to include Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam and United Arab Emirates.

The official said, “The Ministry of Interior stresses that citizens are still banned from travelling directly or via another country to these states or any other that has yet to control the pandemic or where the new strains have spread.”

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia recorded 1,379 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases in the country are 5,20,774 and 8,189 deaths.

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