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Saudia resumes flights to 20 international destinations

Saudia resumes flights to 20 international destinations

The Saudi airline restarted international flights on September 15 after six-months of Covid-19 restrictions

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Saudi Arabia’s national airline has resumed flights to 20 international destinations across the Middle East, Asia and Europe, it has confirmed.

The kingdom stopped all international flights on March 15 to curb the spread of the pandemic. Flights were allowed to resume last month, in a phased manner.

All travel restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic will only be lifted from January 1, 2021.

Read: Saudi Arabia to permit residents to return from September 15; will lift all travel restrictions by January 1, 2021

Saudia, which restarted flights to overseas destinations on September 15, confirmed that “permitted travellers” could now fly to:

Middle East: Amman and Dubai

Europe and the US: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Paris and Washington DC

Asia: Islamabad, Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur and Manila

Africa: Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Cairo, Khartoum, Nairobi and Tunis

Saudia urged all travellers to follow the Covid-19 guidelines and requirements. It also confirmed that all international flights to and from Jeddah will be operated from Terminal 1.

Late last month, Saudi Arabia announced that it was indefinitely suspending flights to and from three countries – India, Brazil, and Argentina – as a measure to contain the spread of the virus.

The directive issued by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) added that any individual who has been in either of these three countries in the last 14 days prior to their arrival to the kingdom would also be denied entry.

Read: Saudi Arabia indefinitely suspends flights from India, Brazil and Argentina

 

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