Muscat: A temporary suspension for entry into Saudi Arabia has been put in place for foreigners, diplomats, health practitioners and their families from 20 countries. The ban starts at 9 PM on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced.
The Ministry of Interior was quoted by the Saudi Press Agency as announcing that a temporary suspension for entry to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been enforced on non-citizens, diplomats, health practitioners and their families coming from the Republic of Argentina, Federal Republic of Brazil, Arab Republic of Egypt, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Ireland, Republic of Italy, Japan, Republic of Lebanon, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Portugal, Republic of South Africa, Kingdom of Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The temporary suspension includes whoever comes from other countries as well if he/she has passed through any of the aforementioned countries during the 14 days preceding the request to enter the Kingdom. SPA quoted an official source at the Ministry of Interior stating that citizens, diplomats, health practitioners and their families coming from the aforementioned countries or those who transited through any of those countries during the 14 days preceding their return to the Kingdom will enter the Kingdom in accordance with the precautionary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health.