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Saudi Arabia to lift partial international flight restrictions on Sept 15

The kingdom will lift all travel restrictions for citizens on January 1, 2021.

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Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced that it will partially lift the suspension of international flights as of September 15, allowing “exceptional categories” of citizens and residents to travel.

According to the state news agency SPA, the kingdom will remove all travel restrictions on air, land, and sea transport for citizens on January 1, 2021.

“GCC citizens and non-Saudi residents with valid residency, or visitors’ visas will be allowed to enter the kingdom as of Sept. 15 conditional on proving they are COVID-19 negative”, says the statement.

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As per the announcement the ‘Exceptional Categories’ include public and military sector employees, diplomats and their families, those working for public or non-profit private sector jobs abroad, businessmen, patients who need treatment abroad, those studying abroad as well as people with humanitarian causes, and sports teams.

The kingdom had suspended international flights earlier in March to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.