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RIYADH: Protecting in view the alarming surge within the instances of recent coronavirus pressure, Omicron, world wide, Saudi Arabia Sunday banned flights to and from seven extra international locations.

In a press release, the ministry of inside  mentioned that the choice has been taken after the outbreak of the brand new coronavirus variant in varied international locations.

Riyadh has suspended flight operations to and from Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Comoros for “an unspecified interval.”

“Non-Saudi passengers arriving instantly or not directly from the aforementioned international locations will not be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia,” Saudi Gazette reported, citing official sources.

The passengers, nevertheless, can enter the Kingdom after spending 14 days in quarantine in different counties allowed by Saudi authorities, it added.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia had suspended flights to and from seven African counties.

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