Saudi Arabia ends entry ban, keeps some coronavirus restrictions – SPA

Saudi Arabia ends entry ban, keeps some coronavirus restrictions - SPA

Saudi Arabia said entry to the kingdom by sea, land and air will resume starting Jan 03, Sunday at 11 a.m. after a ban that lasted two weeks amid fears of a new coronavirus variant, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.

A Ministry of Interior official said that some restrictions include asking people coming from countries where the new variant spread such as the UK, South Africa and any others, to stay at least 14 days out of these countries before entering the kingdom. Trending: Check Exit Re-Entry Visa Status Online

Saudi Arabia has started vaccinations against coronavirus, starting with those considered high risk.

In recent weeks, the kingdom has seen a significant drop in daily virus infection rates.