Saudi citizens have been banned from traveling to 16 countries.

Saudi citizens have been banned from traveling to 16 countries due to COVID-19 cases in those countries, The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) said on Saturday.

The list of countries includes Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, and Venezuela.

Regarding the health requirements of Saudis who are traveling outside the Kingdom, the Jawazat emphasized that these include receiving three doses of vaccine against coronavirus or do not have passed three months after taking the second dose of the vaccine.

There will be exemptions for those groups who have been given exception on medical grounds as per the status on the Tawakkalna application.

The Jawazat stated that those under the age groups of 16 and 12 are required two doses of the vaccine.

As for those who are under the age of 12, they are required to keep with them an insurance policy against coronavirus while traveling to outside the Kingdom, the Jawazat sources added.

جنرل ڈائریکٹوریٹ آف پاسپورٹس (جوازات) نے ہفتے کے روز بتایا کہ سعودی شہریوں پر ان ممالک میں کوویڈ -19 کیسز کی وجہ سے 16 ممالک میں سفر کرنے پر پابندی عائد کردی گئی ہے۔ ممالک کی فہرست میں لبنان، شام، ترکی، ایران، افغانستان، بھارت، یمن، صومالیہ، ایتھوپیا، جمہوری جمہوریہ کانگو، لیبیا، انڈونیشیا، ویت نام، بیلاروس، اور وینزویلا شامل ہیں۔

Source: Saudi Gazzete