Saudi Arabia will impose a three-year travel ban on citizens who travel to countries on its red list. This is in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, according to the state news agency SPA.
The interior ministry official quoted as saying that some Saudi citizens were allowed to travel abroad in May without permission from authorities, the first time since March 2020.
The official stated that anyone found to have been involved in the incident will face severe penalties and legal accountability upon their return. They will also be prohibited from traveling for three years.
Saudi Arabia has prohibited travel to and transit in many countries, including Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt.
The largest state in the Gulf, with 30 million inhabitants, recorded 1,379 new COVID-19 infection cases on Tuesday. This brings its total to 520.774 cases and 8,189 deaths.
As per sources, Saudi Administration has take this decision considering the rapid increase in number of cases in some countries and emergence of new Delta Variant of Coronavirus.