The Kingdom has suspended entry to the country temporarily for Umrah because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Not only did Saudi Arabia suspend entry for Umrah purposes, but it has also suspended the entry of tourist visa holders who are visiting from countries that suffer dangerously from coronavirus. The list of countries that will be denied access to the Kingdom will be determined by the competent health authorities in the Kingdom.
This step is taken among the ministry of Foreign Affairs’ keenness on following in the right steps that shall stop the virus from spreading, these actions follow international standards and are approved by international organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO).
The ministry also added that this merely precautions in order to protect and ensure the safety of citizens, and anyone who plans on coming to the Kingdom later on to perform Umrah.
“This precautions based on the recommendations of the competent health authorities to apply the highest precautionary standards, and take proactive preventive measures to prevent the arrival of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the Kingdom and its spread,” The ministry said.
The authorities have also suspended the use of the national identity card to travel to and from the Kingdom by Saudi nationals and Gulf citizens.
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