Oman, Saudi and Kuwait Suspend Travel Due to Spreading Mutated COVID-19

Several Gulf states have suspended air, land and sea travel over worries on the new strain of the coronavirus spreading in Europe including the United Kingdom.

Several Gulf states have suspended air, land and sea travel over worries on the new strain of the coronavirus spreading in Europe including the United Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia said that it will suspend international flights as well as entry by land and sea for a week, state media Saudi Press Agency reported.

The travel suspension in the Kingdom may be extended for another week based on developments and advice by the Ministry of Health.

Travelers who come from European countries or countries where the new strain has appeared, must undergo home isolation as well as take the required Covid-19 test.

Goods and commodities from countries which have not reported the new strain, will still be allowed to enter the country.

Meanwhile, Oman officials have also decided to impose a travel ban for a week, starting Tuesday. However, cargos are still allowed to move.

Kuwait has also suspended all forms of travel starting Monday until January 1.


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