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COVID-19: Saudi Arabia classifies 69 countries as ‘very high risk’ for travel

Saudi Arabia’s Public Health Authority (Weqaya) classified 69 countries as ‘very high risk‘ in its travel alert for the global epidemiological situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It advised residents not to travel to these countries, which include 11 Arab countries: Bahrain, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, and Libya.

Based on epidemiological assessments of countries, the public health authority updates its alert every two weeks.

Previously, the Ministry of Interior warned citizens against traveling to Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Belarus, and India without prior permission from the authorities.

Countries listed in red on the site’s global map as “very high risk” include the following:

  1. Argentina
  2. Armenia
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Uruguay
  5. Eritrea
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Ecuador
  8. Bahrain
  9. Syria
  10. Senegal
  11. Sudan
  12. Somalia
  13. Iraq
  14. Philippines
  15. Congo
  16. India
  17. Japan
  18. Indonesia
  19. Uganda
  20. Ukraine
  21. Iran
  22. Pakistan
  23. Brazil
  24. Paraguay
  25. Bangladesh
  26. Panama
  27. Botswana
  28. Burundi
  29. Bolivia
  30. Albeiro
  31. Belarus
  32. Tajikistan
  33. Tanzania
  34. Turkey
  35. Trinidad and Tobago
  36. Chile
  37. Tunisia
  38. Maldives
  39. Yemen
  40. Egypt
  41. South Sudan
  42. Guatemala
  43. Guyana
  44. Rwanda
  45. Zambia
  46. Zimbabwe
  47. St. Vincent
  48. St. Kitts
  49. Sri Lanka
  50. Suriname
  51. Seychelles
  52. Palestine
  53. Venezuela
  54. Vietnam
  55. Kazakhstan
  56. Kirgizstan
  57. Costa Rica
  58. Colombia
  59. Kenya
  60. Lebanon
  61. Libya
  62. Malaysia
  63. Myanmar
  64. Mauritius
  65. Mozambique
  66. Namibia
  67. Nepal
  68. Haiti
  69. Honduras

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