Saudi Arabia has suspended the entry of non-citizens, including diplomats, health professionals and their families, from 20 specific countries into the Kingdom as efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic are intensifying.
The Saudi Press Agency announced on the news onTuesday, citing an official source from the Interior Ministry, reports Saudi Gazette.
According to the source, the following countries are on the list:
Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United States, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India, and Japan.
The move, which will come into force at 9 p.m. (KSA time) on Wednesday, comes as part of the Kingdom's precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
"Saudi citizens, diplomats, health practitioners and their families coming from the mentioned countries or those who transited any of those countries during the 14 days preceding their return to the Kingdom will enter the Kingdom in accordance with the precautionary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health," the source added.