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Saudi Arabia to reopen borders mid-May

Saudi Arabia to reopen borders mid-May
Saudi Arabia had first banned all travel in March 2020

Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia decided to lift its suspension on citizens travelling abroad and open all land, sea, and air borders as of Monday, 17 May, Reuters reported.

Travelling will be authorised to Saudi citizens who have received two vaccination shots, or one shot at least 14 days prior to travel, those who recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months, and citizens who are younger than 18 years old, the Ministry of Interior said.

Saudi Arabia had first banned all travel in and out of the Kingdom in March 2020 as COVID-19 began spreading worldwide. Its borders reopened in July 2020, yet Saudi citizens were not allowed to travel.

Last August, the authorities said Saudi citizens were allowed to enter the Kingdom by land from neighbouring countries.

According to the latest data, Saudi Arabia has registered 419,348 COVID-19 infections and 6,979 total deaths since the pandemic started last year.