Saudi lifts suspension of direct entry for travellers from 6 countries


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CAIRO - Saudi Arabia will allow direct entry to travellers from Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt and India from Dec. 1, lifting a requirement that they first spend two weeks outside the six countries, state news agency SPA said on Thursday.

Citing an interior ministry official, the agency said travellers would have to quarantine for five days in government-approved accommodation after arriving, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

(Reporting by Lilian Wagdy; Writing by Enas Alashray; Editing by William Maclean)

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