Saudi Arabia on Friday prolonged the ban imposed on journey for its residents and the reopening of its ports to Might 17, Al Arabia reported, citing an inside ministry official.
In response to Khaleej Occasions, the Saudi authorities had initially deliberate to carry the ban from March 31.
The inside ministry, in accordance with Al Arabiya, stated that it had prolonged the ban because of the delays in vaccine deliveries and the fast unfold of coronavirus throughout the second wave of the virus.
After Pfizer had delayed vaccine deliveries throughout the globe, Saudi Arabia was pressured to reschedule appointments for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, the publication stated.
“The Kingdom wants to ensure that the majority of the public are immunized against the coronavirus before lifting the ban and reopening borders,” Al Arabiya reported, citing the inside ministry.
“Earlier this month, the Kingdom had warned citizens and residents against travelling to 12 countries due to the emergence of the new variant of the virus in those places,” Khaleej Occasions reported.