Saudi Arabia has extended flight and travel bans over coronavirus fears to include the European Union and 12 other countries after announcing 24 new cases overnight to bring its total to 45, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
Citizens and residents in the affected countries have 72 hours to return to the kingdom, state news agency SPA said, citing an official source at the Interior Ministry.
Excluded in the travel ban are health workers in the Kingdom from the Philippines and India, and evacuation, shipping, and trade trips taking necessary precautions.
Passenger traffic through all land crossings with Jordan was also suspended, while commercial and cargo traffic is still allowed.
The Kingdom also said it would impose a fine of up to 500,000 riyals ($133,000) on people who did not disclose health information and travel details at entry points.