Saudi Arabia to ease international flight from Tuesday

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Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from Tuesday, the interior ministry said , six months after travel curbs were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The kingdom will end all restrictions on air , land and sea transport for Saudi citizens “ after January 1 ” next year , the ministry added on Sunday , adding that an exact date will be announced in December .

Gulf citizens and non – Saudis with valid residency permits or visas will be allowed to enter the kingdom from Tuesday as long as they are not infected with the virus , the ministry said in a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency .

People in other “ exceptional categories” , including Saudi government and military employees , embassy workers , students and people requiring medical treatment , will also be allowed to enter and exit the kingdom from Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia had suspended international flights in March , leaving many citizens and residents stranded overseas.

The ministry added that Saudi Arabia will later announce a plan to gradually allow the umrah pilgrimage .

Saudi Arabia suspended the year – round umrah in March over fears of the coronavirus pandemic spreading to Islam ’ s holiest cities .

The kingdom also organised a scaled – down hajj in late July , with only up to 10, 000 Muslims taking part in the annual pilgrimage, a far cry from the 2 . 5 million who participated last year .

The kingdom has sought to contain a spike in infections , which have now risen to more than 325 , 000 cases — the highest in the Gulf — and over 4 , 200 deaths .

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But Saudi Arabia has also reported a high rate of recoveries, which surpassed 302 , 000 on Sunday.

In June, the kingdom moved to end a coronavirus curfew across the kingdom and lift restrictions on businesses , including cinemas and other entertainment venues .

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