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Saudi bans citizens from travelling to India, 15 other countries

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Published: 10:51, 23 May 2022   Update: 12:50, 23 May 2022
Saudi bans citizens from travelling to India, 15 other countries

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Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from travelling to India and 15 other countries, due to rapid surge of Covid-19 cases in those countries over the past few weeks.

The 15 other countries are: Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus and Venezuela.

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) confirmed this on Saturday.

Besides, the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has assured the public that zero monkeypox cases have been detected in the country, reports The Express Tribune.

"Until now, cases of transmission between humans are very limited, and therefore the possibility of any outbreaks occurring from it, even in countries that have detected cases, are very low," he added.

However, regarding the health requirements for Saudis travelling outside the Kingdom, the Jawazat listed the following requirements:

- Received three doses of Covid-19 vaccine, with the third dose received after three months of taking the second dose

- Exemptions for those groups who have received a vaccine waiver on medical grounds as per the status on the Tawakkalna application

- Those under 16 and 12 require two doses of the vaccine

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