Saudi Arabia bans India, resumes flights from March 31

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Saudi Arabia has decided to lift the temporary travel ban and resume all international flights starting from March 31, 2021, includes the following measures:      Saudi Citizens will be allowed to travel outside Saudi Arabia and come back starting from 6:00 am on March 31.     The temporary ban on international flights will be lifted. However, GACA clarified that the travel permit does not apply to countries to which the concerned committee decides to suspend travel as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.     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 to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia. 

Does it include the flights to India? 

Saudi Arabia imposed a ban on flights to and from India, Brazil, and Argentina on September 23, 2020.  According to the GACA Circular, the travel permit does not apply to countries to which the concerned committee decides to suspend travel which means that the flights to and from India will continue to remain suspended even after March 31. 

Source: Saudi Gazette