Saudi Arabia lifts Covid restrictions, allowing travel to India

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has lifted travel restrictions related to Covid-19 for its citizens, Minister of the Interior announced on Monday.
Travel restrictions have been lifted on the following destinations: Turkey, Ethiopia, Vietnam and India, Al Arabiya reported.
The move comes a week after the Kingdom dropped some Covid-19 precautionary measures, including wearing face masks indoors and providing proof of vaccination in order to enter most public places.
Despite the relaxation of Covid-19 measures, the Interior Ministry said last week that people will still be required to wear masks in the Grand Mosque of Mecca, places regulated by the Saudi Public Health Authority Weqayaand places and events that impose their own mask mandates.
The vaccination deadline for Saudi citizens wishing to travel abroad has also been extended, Al Arabiya reported.
Travelers previously had to have received their third Covid booster dose within three months of the second, but that deadline has now been extended to eight months.
Coronavirus restrictions in the Kingdom were eased earlier this year in March when outdoor mask mandates, social distancing measures, PCR tests for incoming travelers and quarantine rules on arrival were dropped.

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