Saudi Arabia Lifts Suspension on Citizens Travelling Abroad as of May 17

2/5/2021 21:15:00
     Photo Credit: Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia will lift its suspension on citizens travelling abroad and open land, sea and air borders on Monday May 17, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.


Saudi citizens who have received two vaccination shots, or one shot at least two weeks prior to travel, those who have recovered from the coronavirus within the last six months and those who are under 18 years old will be allowed to travel, the ministry said.


In January, the authorities had postponed the end of the travel ban for the public and the full reopening of entry points to May 17.


Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday 11 deaths from COVID-19 and 937 new infections.



PUKmedia / Asharq Al-Awsat



Kurdish woman stabbed to death by her husband in France

A 36-year-old woman in France was stabbed to death and the country's police arrested her husband on charges of murder.


"On the morning of 31-3-2021, a man was arrested on cha...

»  UK activists commemorate Halabja tragedy
»  Kurdish politician competes to enter the German parliament


UNICEF calls on world governments to bring students back to schools

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) launched a campaign to bring students back to school, warning that education suffers from a global crisis due to the covid pandem...

»  Will new US administration change its policy towards Syrian Kurds?
»  Consequences of Kurdistan’s oil dependent economy