Coronavirus: After the increment in infections, Saudi Arabia prohibits section from 20 nations

2 min readFeb 3, 2021


On Tuesday, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported its choice to suspend the passage in its domains from 20 nations, with the exception of representatives, Saudi residents, clinical staff, and their families, to help check the COVID-19 spread. According to the authority Saudi Press Agency, the Interior Ministry declared the “brief suspension” would be powerful beginning from today 9:00 pm.

The boycott applies to adjoining Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lebanon, and Turkey. In Europe, the Kindom suspended the section for explorers from the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. Somewhere else, passage prohibits additionally from the US, Argentina, Brazil, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, and South Africa.

The restriction likewise applies to explorers from different nations in the event that they went through any of the nations referenced above within 14 days prior to requesting passage to Saudi Arabia. In any case, Riyadh would guarantee continuous stock chains and following development between the realm and these countries keeping the counter Covid preparatory guidelines characterized by the Saudi Ministry of Health. “The section of Saudi nationals, ambassadors and wellbeing professionals alongside their families coming from any of the referenced nations, or went through inside (14) days, is admissible, however, they need to adhere to the careful steps and standard working techniques received by the Saudi Ministry of Health.” A letter from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs routed to the concerned nations certifies.

The Saudi administration's choice to suspend section from twenty Nations comes after the Health priest of Riyadh, Tawfiq al-Rabiah, cautioned on Sunday of new constraints if residents and occupants don’t conform to hostile to Covid prudent guidelines.

From the earliest starting point of the pandemic, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recorded in excess of 368,639 COVID-19 affirmed cases and almost 6,400 passings, the most elevated figure among Arab states in its area.

Every day viruses dunked under 100 toward the beginning of January, from a pinnacle of almost 5,000 in June 2020. Notwithstanding, new cases have significantly increased in the most recent month, with 310 cases announced by the wellbeing service in the previous 24 hours only. Riyadh began its Covid immunization crusade on Dec 17 subsequent to accepting the primary acquisition of the Pfizer-BioNTech hostile to Covid antibody.

The Health Ministry in Riyadh insisted the program would turn out in three stages. The organization of the main portions began with need class, including individuals over 65s, those with constant sicknesses, and who are at high danger of getting the virus. But a week ago, the service said it has been compelled to ease back the rollout because of a deferral in antibody conveyances from the drug organizations.