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Saudi Arabia to Bahrain causeway reopens from July 23

Saudi Arabia to Bahrain causeway reopens from July 23

The King Fahd Causeway shut on March 7 as part of the precautionary measures

Saudi Arabia has confirmed that as of July 23, its citizens in Bahrain can now return to the kingdom via the King Fahd Causeway without prior permission.

Saudi citizens who wish to return must comply with the precautionary measures in force in the kingdom, the Saudi Embassy in Bahrain said in a statement.

The reopening of the causeway comes as Bahrain and Saudi ease Covid-19 restrictions, enacted to stem the tide of the virus.

The King Fahd Causeway shut on March 7 as part of the precautionary measures implemented by Saudi Arabia.

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Bahrain’s King Fahd Causeway has completed a renovation project which will see the bridge’s passenger capacity increase by 45 per cent.

The 25 km-long causeway linking Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, is pivotal to economic and tourism activities in both countries.

Bahrain welcomed 11.1 million visitors last year, with 9.7 million (88 per cent) arriving via the King Fahd Causeway.

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