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Saudi Arabia suspends flights to and from 7 more African nations due to new COVID-19 variant

Expats will be denied entry if they have been in any of the countries listed within the last 14 days before arrival in the Kingdom. (File/AFP)
Expats will be denied entry if they have been in any of the countries listed within the last 14 days before arrival in the Kingdom. (File/AFP)
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28 Nov 2021 10:11:43 GMT9
28 Nov 2021 10:11:43 GMT9

Arab News

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday it was temporarily suspending flights to and from seven African countries due to the outbreak of the newly discovered coronavirus strain, Omicron.

The countries are Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, Mauritius and Comoros, an official source from the Ministry of Interior told Saudi state news agency SPA.

Expats will be denied entry if they have been in any of the countries listed within the last 14 days before arrival in the Kingdom.

Nationals and expats who are allowed entry will be required to quarantine for five days, including those who have been vaccinated.

The Ministry of Interior called on those who entered Saudi Arabia after traveling to the list of banned countries after Nov. 1, to take a PCR test.

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