Saudi Arabia imposes travel restrictions for GCC citizens

Cleaners swipe the floor, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, at the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia March 3, 2020. REUTERS/Ganoo Essa

Riyadh—Saudi Arabia banned citizens and nationals of Gulf Cooperation council countries from entering the region for 14 days after arriving from outside the kingdom over coronavirus concerns, the local news agency reported.
Before being granted entry, visitors coming from any GCC states including the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar must complete 14 days and show any signs of the COVID-19, reports from the interior ministry cited by the local news agency.
The first case of coronavirus has been identified in Saudi Arab in a person who visited Iran most recently.
Total 141 cases confirmed in GCC countries and the infection spread by a person who visited Iran.
Saudi Arabia is taking precautionary measures to contain novel coronavirus as it barred citizens of coronavirus affected countries to visit the holiest sites of Mecca and Medina.
In the 14 days, the Saudi residents entering from GCC states must inform the Saudi officials regarding their arrival and gain authorization from authorities to enter the kingdom.
It added the kingdom would support other GCC states if they want to implement the same process for travelers entering from the Saudi kingdom.–Worldwide News

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