Etihad and Emirates suspend flights to Saudi Arabia

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After Saudi Arabia extended its international travel ban, Etihad Airways and Emirates temporarily suspended passenger flights to the Gulf country.

In order to reduce the spread of coronavirus, Saudi Arabia has extended border closures to 20 countries from February 3 to March 31, 2021. United Arab Emirates air carriers Etihad Airways and Emirates have announced the suspension of passenger flights in Arabia. Saudi Arabia. The restrictions do not apply to Saudi citizens, diplomats, medical staff and their families.

"Starting February 3, 21:00 pm local time, you will not be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia if you have traveled to any of the following countries in the last 14 days: Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Germany, USA, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India, Japan ", said Etihad on their website.

Saudi citizens will be quarantined for seven days upon arrival in their country of origin. For travelers who have visited one of the restricted countries, the quarantine will be extended to 14 days.

"As instructed by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates will not accept non-Saudi citizens on flights from Dubai to Saudi Arabia, with immediate effect and until further notice.", announced Emirates.

As of February 4, 2021, Air Arabia has canceled flights to King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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