Urgent.. Gulf countries begin to ban travel to 16 countries..Details

The General Directorate of Saudi Passports announced the list of countries to which citizens are prohibited from traveling, and the list included 16 countries.

It revealed that these countries are: Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, and Venezuela.

The Passports had clarified the requirements for citizens to travel outside Saudi Arabia, which are:

The remaining period of passport validity should be more than 3 months when traveling to Arab countries.

The remaining period of passport validity should be more than 6 months for other countries.

The remaining period for the validity of the national identity card should be more than 3 months when traveling to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

She stressed that the national identity in "Absher" and "Tawakulna" does not enable him to travel outside Saudi Arabia, and the original card must be brought, stressing that the family's record is a proof document for dependents inside Saudi Arabia and does not enable its holder to travel to the Gulf countries. According to Okaz newspaper.

Passports have warned of the need to adhere to the health requirements for citizens wishing to travel outside Saudi Arabia, which are: receiving three doses of Corona vaccines, or if no more than three months have passed since receiving the second dose (with the exception of the excluded groups, according to what appears in the application of our trust), With regard to the age group from (16) years to (12) years, two doses are required, while the age group less than (12) years requires an insurance policy against “Covid-19”, and the “Passports” also warned of the need to ensure the requirements of Countries to travel to if a visa is required.

The passports indicated that the travel ban is due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.