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Saudi warns its citizens of traveling to ‘12 countries’

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RIYADH, Jan 14, (KUNA): The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned its citizens from traveling to 12 countries without issuing a prior permission from the specialized local authorities.

A source at the Saudi Ministry of Interior said in a press statement on Wednesday, that those countries include Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Somalia, Democratic Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, and Belarus, besides any other countries in which Coronavirus (Covid-19) is not put under control, or that the new generation of Covid-20 is spreading there. It called on the citizens who are currently in those countries or are willing to travel to those destinations to immediately inform the Kingdom’s embassies there.

It called on the citizens willing to travel to those countries to be cautious and be far enough from unstable areas, or witnesses a spread of the virus, and to follow all of the needed precautionary measures. The Ministry indicates that this came as an entailment to the statement issued last January, as to allow people to travel outside of the Kingdom and to travel to the Kingdom starting from March 31.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s daily confirmed coronavirus cases climbed by 169 as related deaths rose by six, the health ministry said on Thursday. The death toll now stands at 6,310 as confirmed cases hit 364,440, according to ministry data, which showed the number of recoveries as having risen by 188 to 356,201.

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