Saudi Arabia suspends travel to and from nine countries including Egypt

Reuters , Monday 9 Mar 2020

Saudi traveler
A file photo of a Saudi traveler at a Saudi airport in 2019 (Photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia suspended travel to nine countries including Egypt for its citizens and residents amid coronavirus fears and suspended the entry of people from those countries or anyone who has been there in the past 14 days, the state news agency reported early on Monday, quoting a source in the Interior Ministry.

The nine countries are Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, South Korea,Italy and Iraq.

The source said that all flights and naval trips between the Kingdom and the countries would also be suspended, not including evacuations and trade trips.

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