Saudi Arabia announces 3-year travel ban for citizens traveling ‘red list’ countries, including India

Saudi Arabia has warned its citizens that they will be banned from traveling for 3 years if they travel to countries included in the ‘red list’ of the corona virus. Saudi Arabia has given this warning after the outbreak of new variants of Corona with the aim of controlling its spread. Legal action is also included against such Saudi citizens. Countries included in the Red List include India, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates etc.

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Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency SPA gave this information on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He told that in the month of May, some Saudi citizens were allowed to go abroad without the permission of the authorities for the first time since March 2020 but they had violated the travel rules. Officials said that if anyone now violates the travel rules, then legal action will be taken against him.

Saudi Arabia banned travel to these countries

Not only this, heavy fines will also be imposed against such people. They will be banned from traveling for three years. Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from visiting or transiting countries like India, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, UAE, Turkey etc. The official said, ‘The Ministry of Home Affairs has insisted that Saudi citizens in these countries go directly, through another country, to countries where the corona pandemic is not under controlled or where the new strain is spreading. Yes, there is a ban on travel.’

Let us tell you that Saudi Arabia is the most populous country in the Gulf countries and its population is about 30 million. On Tuesday, 1379 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Saudi Arabia. A total of 5,20,774 cases of corona have been reported in the country so far. Not only this, more than 8 thousand people have died due to this epidemic. However, now the rate of infection in Saudi Arabia has reduced significantly.

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