Saudi Arabia has suspended all international commercial flights through land and ports and extended entry into the UK for a week, taking into account the novel coronavirus found in the UK, state media said.
“An official source from the Ministry of the Interior said: Extending the suspension of international flights and extending entry into the UK via land and ports for an additional week,” the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority said in a tweet.
Saudi Arabia’s top aviation agency confirmed on Sunday that airlines operating in Saudi Arabia will allow passengers from outside Saudi Arabia to be picked up, Al Arabiya reported.
After the novel coronavirus was discovered in the UK last week, it closed its borders and stopped international flights for a week, and has now spread to many countries around the world.
On Sunday, health officials said passengers returning from a country where the new strains were found starting on Dec. 8 would be required to self-isolate for two weeks from the day they entered the kingdom.
According to Johns Hopkins University, 362,220 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the United States.
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