KARACHI: PIA flights will proceed to function to deliver again Pakistanis already in Saudi Arabia, the airline’s spokesperson confirmed after the kingdom’s decision to suspend arrivals from 20 international locations, together with Pakistan.
The ban goes into place at 9pm immediately (Wednesday), the PIA spokesperson mentioned.
It has been imposed within the wake of a brand new wave of coronavirus.
Previous to the ban, PIA flights have been working as regular from Sialkot to Dammam, Multan to Madina and Islamabad to Riyadh.
The ban by Saudi Arabia excludes diplomats, Saudi residents, medical practitioners and their households.
Saudi Arabia had mentioned it could bar entry of individuals arriving from the UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, and Turkey, in addition to america, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Eire, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Japan.
The nation’s inside ministry mentioned the suspension contains travellers who transited by way of the aforementioned international locations throughout the 14 days previous to their deliberate journey to the dominion.