Dubai: UAE airlines have announced the temporary suspension of passenger flights to Saudi Arabia, in accordance with clean directives issued by the Kingdom banning passengers from 20 nations around the world.
The official web sites of UAE carriers Etihad Airways and Emirates on Wednesday reflected the new update, which requires impact right now, February 3, from 9 p.m. Saudi time, the Khaleez Occasions documented.
“Successful 3 February 21:00 Saudi time – you will not be permitted to enter Saudi Arabia if you are travelling from or have been in any of the pursuing nations around the world in the past 14 days: Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, United states of america, Indonesia, Eire, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India, Japan,” explained an advisory on Etihad’s official web site.
The discover included that the restrictions do not implement to Saudi nationals and citizens, diplomats, health practitioners and their households.
Attendees who have travelled to any of the higher than restricted international locations in the previous 14 times need to quarantine in their properties for a interval of 14 days on arrival to Saudi Arabia, it mentioned.
The advisory more mentioned a necessary quarantine of 7 times for Saudi Nationals even if they usually are not arriving from any of the restricted countries.
An exemption will be designed for health and fitness practitioners in the United Kingdom and South Africa, having said that. These will be permitted to enter and should quarantine in their houses for a period of 14 days on arrival to Saudi Arabia.
An official update on the Emirates airline web page explained, “As directed by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Emirates will not take nonSaudi countrywide travellers on flights from Dubai to Saudi Arabia, with instant impact and right until more detect.”
It included, “Shoppers keeping tickets with last locations in Saudi Arabia will not be approved for journey at their stage of origin. Exemptions are Diplomatic passport holders and Well being Practitioners and their households.”
As of this morning, Air Arabia flights to Jeddah also stood cancelled.