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Saudi Arabia ends entry ban, keeps some coronavirus restrictions -state news agency

Sunday January 3, 2021

Passengers coming from China wearing masks to prevent coronavirus infection are checked by Saudi Health Ministry employees upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (File photo: Reuters)

CAIRO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said that entry to the kingdom by sea land and air will be resumed starting Sunday after a ban that lasted two weeks amid fears of a new coronavirus variant, the state news agency reported on Sunday.

A ministry of interior official said that some restrictions including asking people coming from countries where the new variant spread such as the UK, South Africa and any others, to stay at least 14 days out of these countries before entering the kingdom.

(Reporting by Alaa Swilam; editing by Grant McCool)


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