The announcement comes amid uncertainty over the Hajj which is due to take place at the end of July, after authorities this week urged Muslims to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage.
The decision also affected travel to Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) mosque in Medina. Authorities also suspended entry to the kingdom to those with tourist visas from nations affected by the new virus.
The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, required of all Muslims to perform once in their lifetime if they are physically and financially able.
The police have been sharing accident videos to educate the members of the public on the dire consequences of such wrong practices.
The authorities said, “The rate of positive cases from tests remains 1%, similar to the previous week."
A deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal has moved west-northwestwards on Tuesday, and has intensified into Cyclonic Storm Nivar, officials at the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Chennai said.