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Gulf Today Report
Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on international flights from Wednesday March 31, the state news agency (SPA) said on Friday.
The country will allow its citizens to travel abroad and then return from March 31, and will open all air, land and seaports from the same date, the agency added.
The travel includes precautionary procedures on those arriving in the Kingdom, due to the mutation of the coronavirus.
The move, which will come into force on March 31, 2021, includes the following measures:
1. Citizens will be allowed to travel outside the Kingdom and come back.
2. The temporary ban on international flights will be lifted.
3. All air, sea, and land borders will reopen.
The implementation of the above-mentioned measures will be done in accordance with the procedures and precautions laid down by the concerned committee amid all necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom in coordination with the concerned authorities, the statement added.
"The decision to lift the suspension on citizens travelling outside Saudi Arabia will go into effect at 1:00 am on May 17," the ministry said, adding that the kingdom will re-open its land, sea and air borders.
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