The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday issued a circular for the carriers and informed that every airline operating in the Kingdom’s airports that the suspension of international flights are going to be lifted completely and also the Saudi airports will be fully operational from 31 March 2021 onwards.
However, GACA clarified that the travel permit doesn’t apply to countries to which the concerned committee decides to suspend travel as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.
In a circular, a copy of which was obtained by Okaz/Saudi Gazette, the authority said Saudi citizens are going to be allowed to travel outside the kingdom and return to it effectively from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31.
GACA stressed that the new procedure doesn’t violate any approved requirements or controls associated with travel bans or restrictions on travel for reasons that have nothing to do with limiting the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom.
It also stressed the necessity for taking into consideration the implementation of necessary measures, and precautions to stem the spread of coronavirus within the Kingdom. a couple of days ago, the Ministry of Interior announced its decision to lift the temporary travel ban and resumption of all international flights, saying that the kingdom will reopen its air, sea, and land borders from March 31.
The implementation of the measures is going to be done following the procedures and precautions laid down by the concerned committee to stop the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom and that is in coordination with the concerned authorities, the ministry said in its statement.
(Source: Saudi Gazette)