Ministry of Interior: The Kingdom decides to suspend all international flights – except in exceptional cases – temporarily for a week, which can be extended

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An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated that, based on what the Ministry of Health raised about the spread of a new mutated type of the emerging corona virus (Covid-19) in a number of countries, until medical information about the nature of this virus becomes clear, and a desire to take urgent measures to protect public health For citizens and residents and ensuring their safety.

The Kingdom’s government decided to take the following precautionary measures: First: Suspending all international flights for travelers – except in exceptional cases – temporarily for a week, which can be extended for another week, with the exception of foreign flights that are currently in the Kingdom’s territory, so they are allowed to leave. Second: Suspending entry to the Kingdom through land and sea ports temporarily for a period of one week, which can be extended for another week.

Third: Everyone who returned from one of the European countries or any country where the epidemic appeared, according to what is determined by the Ministry of Health, starting from 4/23/1442 AH corresponding to 12/8/2020 AD and until that date, adhere to the following: 1 / Home isolation for a period of Two weeks from the date of his arrival to the Kingdom. 2 / To perform an examination for the new Corona virus (Covid 19) during his isolation period, with repeated examination every five days.

Fourth: Anyone who returned from or passed through a European country or any country where the epidemic appeared – during the past three months – must conduct an examination for the emerging corona virus (Covid 19). The above-mentioned excludes movement of goods, commodities and supply chains from countries where the mutated virus has not appeared, as determined by the Ministry of Health in coordination with the Ministry of Transport. These procedures will be reviewed in light of the developments related to the pandemic, and what is received from the Ministry of Health.