Saudi Arabia on Sunday halted international flights and suspended entry through its land and sea ports for at least a week, after a new fast-spreading strain of coronavirus (Covid-19) appeared in Britain.
The suspension of international travel except for emergency cases, which is part of the precautionary measures seeking to ensure the health and safety of citizens, can be extended by one more week, according to the source.
However, the foreign flights that are currently in the Kingdom are allowed to leave.
Anyone who has returned to the Kingdom from European countries or high risk countries after December 8 is required to quarantine for 2 weeks from the date of their arrival.
They must also undergo a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test during their self-isolation period and repeat the test every 5 days.
Anyone who has returned from or transited through a European or high risk country within the last 3 months must also undergo the test.
The movement of goods, commodities and supply chains from countries where the mutated virus has not appeared will continue as usual.
The measures will be reviewed in the light of the developments related to the pandemic based on the assessment of the Ministry of Health, according to the source.
Source: Arab News