Saudi Arabia suspends travel to and from Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended travel of citizens and residents and halted flights with several states, including Sri Lanka due to coronavirus fears.

An official from the Interior Ministry said the decision includes the European Union, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Eritrea, Kenya, Djibouti, and Somalia.

The Kingdom also suspended entry to those coming from these countries, he added.

Saudi Arabia also suspended passenger traffic through all land crossings with Jordan , while commercial and cargo traffic is still allowed, and the passage of exceptional humanitarian cases.

The decision excludes health workers in the Kingdom from Philippines and India, and evacuation, shipping and trade trips taking necessary precautions.

Saudi Arabia has 45 coronavirus cases. (Colombo Gazette)

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