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Saudi Arabia Imposes 24-hour Curfew on Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah, and Other Cities

Saudi Arabia has enforced a 24-hour curfew in the capital city of Riyadh and other major cities and governorates. Prior to this, the Kingdom has imposed travel suspensions both inside and outside the country, among other precautionary measures taken to combat the pandemic. Citing an official source from the Ministry of Interior, Saudi Press Agency reported [...]

Saudi Arabia Suspends ALL Domestic Flights, Buses, Taxis, and Trains

Almost two weeks ago, Saudi Arabia suspended travel to and from several countries as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. Just recently, the Kingdom has suspended domestic travel and public transportation as well. On Friday, 20th March 2020, an official source from the Ministry of Interior announced a temporary suspension of all domestic flights, [...]

Saudi Arabia Continues to Take All Precautionary Measures to Confront COVID-19 - King Salman

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, delivered a speech to the Saudi people on Thursday, 19th March 2020. Through his speech, the King assured that Saudi Arabia continues to take all the necessary precautions in confronting as well as limiting the effects of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. [...]

Saudi Arabia Suspends Travel to and from 9 Countries, Including UAE

In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 in the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended travel to and from nine countries. As of Monday, 9th March 2020, travel to and from Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, South Korea, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been temporarily suspended, the [...]

Ministry Reports 3 New COVID-19 Cases, Raising Total Number to 5

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced three new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 5th March 2020, raising the total number of cases in the Kingdom to five. According to the MOH, lab tests confirmed that a married couple who had traveled from Iran via Kuwait — along with another individual who had come from Iran via [...]

Tips to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

On Wednesday (March 4), the Saudi government announced that it will temporarily suspend Umrah for citizens and residents in the Kingdom due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to an update by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). Furthermore, Saudi’s Foreign Ministry added that the decision will be “reviewed continuously,” and the suspension will be lifted once the situation [...]

Saudi Arabia Restricts Entry for GCC Citizens & Residents due to COVID-19

Amid the rising global threat from the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, Saudi Arabia has made a move on Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, to tighten its borders. Having one confirmed case of COVID-19, Saudi Arabia has barred travelers from other GCC countries from entering the Kingdom for 14 days after returning from places with cases of [...]

saudi first case covid19

Saudi announces its first case of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. According to Saudi Press Agency, the Ministry of Health mentioned that the first case isfrom a citizen who came from Iran via Bahrain. The Health Ministry also added that the infected person did not disclose his existence in Iran at the Saudi [...]

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended the entry of pilgrims who are coming for the purpose of Umrah, as well as those who are planning to visit the Prophet’s Mosque. Likewise, the Kingdom has also suspended the entry of tourist visa holders who are coming from countries where the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has been spreading rapidly, [...]

Anti-Trafficking Programs in Saudi Arabia

Working abroad is not without its risks, especially when it comes to cases of exploitation and human trafficking. Fortunately, over the years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken huge steps in upholding the rights of foreign workers, as well as protecting them from human traffickers. Just last week, in Cairo, a senior official presented the [...]