Coronavirus: Saudi citizens in UAE can return home within 72 hours

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Citizens have also been advised to contact the embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate in Dubai for assistance.



By Web Report

Published: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 5:40 AM

Last updated: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 4:50 PM

Saudi Arabia's embassy in UAE said citizens who wish to return to the Kingdom can do so within 72 hours, according to a statement. (Coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates)
According to an Al Arabiya report, Saudi citizens can enter the Kingdom through the Dubai International Airport.
Citizens can also use the land border crossing Al Batha in Saudi Arabia near Al Ghweifat border. They have also been advised to contact the embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate in Dubai for assistance, the report added.

Saudi Arabia's embassy in Bahrain also said citizens wishing to return to the Kingdom have 72 hours, according to the statement.
Saudi Arabia has reported 20 cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday morning. 
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia suspended travel to the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, South Korea, Egypt, Italy and Iraq. It then added Oman, France, Germany, Turkey and Spain on the travel ban list.
The Kingdom confirmed it was also stopping all air and sea flights between the Kingdom and the mentioned countries under the travel ban.
The ministry said it would fine people who did not disclose health information and travel details at entry up to $133,000.


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