On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia suspended air journey from international locations of India, Brazil and Argentina attributable to rising circumstances of Covid-19. Individuals who have journey historical past if they’ve visited any of the above-mentioned international locations have been barred.
The problem was offered by the Basic Authority of Civil Aviation the place they mentioned “Suspending journey to and from the next international locations (India, Brazil, and Argentina) together with any one that has been in any of the talked about international locations within the final (14) days earlier than their arrival to the Kingdom.”
This comes after Saudi Arabia had lately partially lifted the suspension of worldwide flights the place the minister had mentioned “The dominion will finish all restrictions on air, land and sea transport for Saudi residents after January 1 subsequent yr,”
Saudi Arabia has additionally allowed taking part in Umrah pilgrimage and beginning October 4, pilgrims residing contained in the nation can partake within the annual pilgrimage which was closed for 7 months attributable to COVID-19 circumstances.
Final yr, the nation witnessed 19 million individuals enterprise Umrah pilgrimage and from March, Saudi went into lockdown. Now that the principles are easing with restrictions in place, Saudi will now enable, 6000 residents and residents inside the dominion to carry out umrah day by day.
Starting November 1, the nation will enable guests from particular international locations who’re deemed to be protected to carry out Umrah at 100% attendance with revised capability and it’ll proceed till the top of the pandemic.
Haj pilgrimage is without doubt one of the largest gatherings that Saudi witnesses with over three million individuals visiting yearly and this yr it has to run with restricted capability.