Saudi Arabia bans 50 countries from traveling to Kingdom

As the number of reported cases in Saudi Arabia has increased to 45, the Saudi government has taken extremely cautious steps by banning the travel from 50 countries in the world.

A statement by the Saudi Ministry of Interior said Saudi citizens and nationals of the countries covered by the ban who have valid residency in the Kingdom are given a 72-hour period to return to Saudi Arabia before the travel suspension decision becomes effective.

All the flights from the following 50 countries will be suspended after 72 hours and no citizen or resident will be allowed to enter. Here is a list of 50 countries.

The Middle East and North Africa

  1. Bahrain
  2. Egypt
  3. Iran
  4. Kuwait
  5. Lebanon
  6. Oman
  7. Syria
  8. Turkey
  9. United Arab Emirates

Asia

  1. China
  2. India
  3. Pakistan
  4. The Philippines
  5. South Korea
  6. Sri Lanka

Africa

  1. Djibouti
  2. Eritrea
  3. Ethiopia
  4. Kenya
  5. Somalia
  6. South Sudan

Europe

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Croatia
  5. Cyprus
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Denmark
  8. Estonia
  9. Finland
  10. France
  11. Germany
  12. Greece
  13. Hungary
  14. Ireland
  15. Italy
  16. Latvia
  17. Lithuania
  18. Luxembourg
  19. Malta
  20. Netherlands
  21. Poland
  22. Portugal
  23. Romania
  24. Slovakia
  25. Slovenia
  26. Spain
  27. Sweden
  28. Switzerland (non-EU member)

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.