Etihad, Emirates limit travel to Saudi Arabia

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UAE airlines have introduced the non permanent suspension of passenger flights to Saudi Arabia, in accordance with fresh directives issued by the Kingdom banning travellers from 20 countries.

The formal web-sites of UAE carriers Etihad Airways and Emirates on Wednesday reflected the new update, which will take effect now, February 3, from 9pm Saudi time.

“Helpful 3 February 21:00 Saudi time – you will not be permitted to enter Saudi Arabia if you are travelling from or have been in any of the adhering to nations around the world in the previous 14 days: Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, United states, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India, Japan,” reported an advisory on Etihad’s formal web site.

The see additional that the limits do not use to Saudi nationals and citizens, diplomats, overall health practitioners and their families.

Attendees who have travelled to any of the above limited countries in the earlier 14 times should quarantine in their households for a interval of 14 times on arrival to Saudi Arabia, it stated.

The advisory additional pointed out a mandatory quarantine of seven times for Saudi Nationals even if they usually are not arriving from any of the restricted nations around the world.

An exemption will be created for overall health practitioners in the United Kingdom and South Africa, however. These will be allowed to enter and need to quarantine in their households for a time period of 14 days on arrival to Saudi Arabia.

An official update on the Emirates airline internet site reported, “As directed by the govt of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Emirates will not acknowledge nonSaudi countrywide passengers on flights from Dubai to Saudi Arabia, with speedy impact and right up until additional discover.”

It added, “Consumers holding tickets with remaining locations in Saudi Arabia will not be acknowledged for journey at their point of origin. Exemptions are Diplomatic passport holders and Health Practitioners and their households.”

As of this morning, Air Arabia flights to Jeddah also stood cancelled.