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Saudi Arabia decides to reopen all airports from March 31

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Saudi Arabia decides to reopen all airports from March 31
  • Saudi Arabia had instituted a freeze on Umrah in March 2020 which was later relaxed to permit a restricted variety of pilgrims.
  • Saudi Aviation Authority on Wednesday mentioned that each one international locations besides the place coronavirus nonetheless prevails shall be allowed to function flights.
  • The Saudi authorities has arrange committees that can take additional selections on the matter.


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday determined to reopen all airports within the nation from March 31  brightening prospects of a standard Hajj in 2021.

Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the yr, attracting 19 million individuals final yr. Saudi Arabia had instituted a freeze on Umrah in March which was later relaxed to permit a restricted variety of pilgrims.

In this regard, the Saudi Aviation Authority has issued a notification, mentioning that each one international locations besides the place coronavirus nonetheless prevails shall be allowed to function flights.

It notified that the circumstances of residents belonging to international locations the place the virus hasn’t been managed shall be completely investigated.

The Saudi authorities has arrange committees which can take additional selections on the matter after analyzing the circumstances of travellers from these international locations, the notification underscored.

In addition, Saudi aviation mentioned the implementation of coronavirus SOPs shall be ensured for the well-being of travelling passengers.

Earlier, in November, round 10,000 worldwide pilgrims had arrived in Saudi Arabia to carry out Umrah which was halted because of the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances within the Kingdom and worldwide.

According to Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr Amr Al-Maddah, the ten,000 pilgrims arriving from overseas had first obtained a allow, Arab News reported.

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