Saudi Arabia reports lowest daily coronavirus cases in several months

Clay Curtis
September 14, 2020

Saudi Arabia has chose to lift travel restriction in the kingdom from 01 January 2021, imposed earlier owing to COVID-19 pandemic, ARY NEWS reported on Sunday.

The kingdom would allow people to leave and return via land, sea and air routes, the Arab News reported.

GCC citizens and non-Saudi residents with valid residency, or visitors' visas will be allowed to enter the kingdom as of September 15 conditional on proving they are COVID-19 negative.

Meanwhile, as of this week on September 15, the Kingdom will partially ease restrictions on global flights in order to permit citizens and residents to travel who are in "exceptional circumstances".

The kingdom introduced stringent measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in March, including 24-hour curfews on most towns and cities.

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Saudi Arabia will lift a coronavirus-related travel ban at the beginning of the new year, reported Anadolu Agency, quoting Saudi's official news agency on Sunday.

The decision comes as coronavirus cases continue to drop in the country, according to Saudi Gazette.

The Health Ministry said it has the right, according to the situation, to impose certain precautionary measures.

Saudi Arabia has recorded 325,651 Covid-19 cases and 4,268 deaths, with daily infections down drastically from a peak of almost 5,000 in mid-June.

The number patients who have recovered rose by 1,034 to 302,870, the ministry said.

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