Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that land crossings with the UAE, Kuwait, and Bahrain will be limited to commercial trucks only.
Arrivals from the three countries are temporarily restricted to entry through airports, as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency SPA reported.
Only commercial trucks will be allowed entry into the country through land border crossings.
Arrivals from these three countries will be limited to three airports starting 11:55 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, SPA said.
- King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh
- King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah
- King Fahd International Airport in Dammam
The Saudi health ministry said it will take all necessary precautions at the aforementioned airports and the procedures will also apply to truck drivers and their companions.
The report also said anyone who wishes to enter Saudi Arabia from any country where the risk of the spread of COVID-19 is high “must submit a laboratory test certificate proving that he or she is free of infection with the new coronavirus”.