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Saudi Arabia extends suspension of international flights by a week


Saudi Arabia extends suspension of international flights by a week

Saudi Arabia on Monday (Dec 28) announced the extension of the suspension of international commercial flights for an additional week, according to the Interior Ministry. Besides flights, the Ministry also announced the suspension of land and sea entry to the Kingdom for the same period, reports said.

On December, Saudi Arabia had first decided suspend international flights, except in exceptional cases, temporarily for a week, which could be extended for another week.

The decision was parts of precautional measures against Covid-19 after the spread of a new strain of the virus in some countries.

The decision excludes the movement of goods, commodities, and supply chains.

Non-Saudis could leave the country through flights, according to the precautionary measures adopted by the Ministry of Health.

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