Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains

Saudi Arabia is suspending domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains for 14 days starting from Saturday March 21, in a heightened effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Friday.

Quoting a directive from the Ministry of Interior, SPA said the new measure will take effect at 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

The measure does not include flights related to humanitarian and necessary cases, medical evacuation aircraft and private aviation, the source said.

Buses belonging to government agencies or public or private health facilities, and commercial establishments transporting their employees, or those that are used for health, humanitarian or security purposes are exempted from the travel ban.

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