The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is continuing the suspension of international flights for an additional seven days over concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 variant.
According to a statement on the nation's official news agency, this will not apply to non-Saudi citizens leaving the country.
Entry via land and seaports has also been suspended for an extra week, with the possibility of an extension.
A source at the Saudi Ministry of Interior is quoted as saying that the restrictions are due to rising cases of the COVID-19 variant in a number of countries.
The situation will continue to be assessed to ensure the safety of citizens and expatriates.
It excludes the movement of goods, commodities and supply chains.
Official Source at Ministry of Interior: Extending Suspension of International Flights, Entering to Saudi Arabia Through Land, Sea Ports for Another Week.https://t.co/DwawRXlcX0#SPAGOV pic.twitter.com/VrMtGkXWmq— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) December 27, 2020