Saudi Arabia extends suspension of international flights for another week


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.

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