Riyadh - SPA
GACA Announces Readiness of International Airports for Travel to Those Included in The Exceptional Categories

Based on the issuance of the kind approval, and according to what was
raised by the competent authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
regarding the latest developments of the confrontation of the
coronavirus pandemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the first
international flights began on Tuesday morning after permission for
travel was given for exceptional groups.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the General Authority of
Civil Aviation (GACA) confirmed the operational readiness of Saudi
airports for this stage, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and
the relevant government agencies within the airport facilities.

The GACA indicated that the conditions include not allowing
non-Saudis to enter the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia except
after submitting evidence that they are free from infection of the novel
coronavirus, based on a recent testing from a reliable and approved
authority outside the Kingdom, and no more than 48 hours before the date
of arrival at the airport. Further, travelers should adhere to the
health preventive measures that impose home quarantine for those coming
from outside the Kingdom for a period of three days, provided that there
is a negative (PCR) test result for a sample taken 48 hours after
arrival in the Kingdom and that they are free from any symptoms of a
suspected infection of the novel coronavirus.

It is worth noting that GACA will update the approved health protocols for travel at this stage in the traveler's guide.

Meanwhile, the date set for lifting the suspension completely for
international flights will be announced 30 days before January 1, 2021.
The Ministry of Health, if required at that time, may raise a request to
set preventive health requirements for travelers and carriers during
travel.

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