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Saudi Arabia allows foreigners to leave the kingdom: state television

Saudi Arabia allows foreigners to leave the kingdom: state television

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State TV reported that the Aviation Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allowed airlines to resume their flights to transport foreigners outside the Kingdom.

The decision excludes countries dealing with the new variant of Covid-19 and flight crew members landing in the kingdom are not allowed to leave their planes, according to the report.

Saudi Arabia has also extended the suspension of international flights and Close From its border crossing for another week due to concern over the novel coronavirus strain, the state-run Saudi Press Agency separately reported. The report stated that flights for foreigners wishing to leave the country and goods are excluded from transportation.

A week ago, Saudi Arabia suspended all international flights, claiming a lack of information about the new strain. Spa I mentioned after that. The move came on the heels of a decision in the United Kingdom to impose a lockdown in London and the southeast of England to control the fast-spreading strain of coronavirus at the time.

(It adds details on suspending international flights in the third paragraph.)

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