Coronavirus: Saudi opens land entry for its citizens from UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait

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Vehicles queue at a checkpoint at King Fahd Causeway, a bridge connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, at Bahrain-Saudi border, August 22, 2019.

Dubai - The Kingdom had banned entry by land on March 7 due to the coronavirus crisis.



By Web report

Published: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 2:21 AM

Last updated: Fri 24 Jul 2020, 5:45 AM

Saudi Arabian citizens, their immediate family members and their domestic staff are now able to enter the Kingdom by land from the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain without securing prior permission, according to Al Arabiya.
The Kingdom reopened land borders to the three countries on Thursday, having banned entry by land on March 7 due to the coronavirus crisis.
Since the ban, only a handful of travellers have been able to enter Saudi since that date if they had humanitarian reasons.
The country's embassy in the UAE announced that starting from Thursday, Saudi citizens in the UAE who want to return to their homeland are allowed to do so through Al Batha border port without the need for prior authorisation, given that they follow the Kingdom's precautionary measures.
The Saudi embassy in Kuwait echoed this announcement, adding that immediate family members of the Saudi citizens such as husbands, wives, children and parents, as well as domestic workers are also allowed to return.
The embassy in Bahrain repeated the other embassies' statements and said that Saudi citizens can return to the Kingdom through the King Fahd Causeway, a 25-kilometre-long bridge connecting Saudi Arabia to Bahrain.


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