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Omicron: Seven more countries have been banned in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Saudi Arabia, First Published Nov 28, 2021, 1:58 PM IST

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has banned flights from seven African countries in the wake of the new Kovid variant, the Omicron. The Saudi Interior Ministry said flights to and from Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, Mauritius and the Comoros were banned. This brings to 14 the number of African countries banned in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has previously banned services to and from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini and Lisotho. Following the discovery of the new Kovid variant, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait also banned travelers from entering South Africa.

Kovid variant; Kuwait bans flights from nine countries

Kuwait bans flights from nine African countries in the wake of the new Kovid 19 variant. The Civil Aviation Department made the announcement on Saturday. Flights from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zambia and Malawi. Prohibited in Kuwait.

Cargo flights have been exempted from the ban. Indigenous people arriving in Kuwait from these countries are required to stay in the Institutional Quarantine for seven days. Must undergo PCR examination at the airport and on the sixth day of arrival in the country. Expatriates from banned countries will not be allowed to enter Kuwait. They can return to Kuwait after staying in other countries for 14 days.

Last Updated Nov 28, 2021, 1:58 PM IST

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