Saudi Arabia suspends Umrah and Tourists from the CoronaVirus Outbreak States

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Saudi Arabia – Coronavirus

Precautionary Measures to prevent coronavirus from reaching the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • Entry to the Kingdom for the purposes of Umrah and/or visiting the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina is temporarily suspended.
  • Entry to the Kingdom with the tourist visa from countries with confirmed coronavirus outbreaks, according to the criteria established by Saudi health authorities, is temporarily suspended.
  • The use of the identity cards (Instead of passports) for travel to & from the Kingdom is suspended.

Exemptions allowed for:

  • Saudi nationals who left Saudi Arabia by using their national identity cards.
  • Citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council Countries wishing to return from Saudi Arabia after entering with their national identity cards.

Saudi Arabia

  • Stresses that these measures are temporary & subject to continuous evaluation by the relevant authorities.
  • Renews its support for all international measures to limit the spread of this virus, & urges its citizens to excise caution before traveling to countries experiencing coronavirus outbreaks.
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