Saudi Arabia is suspending entry into the Kingdom from 20 countries, including the UAE, from 8:00 pm on Wednesday.
The official Saudi Arabian news agency, SPA, says the temporary travel ban is in accordance with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and US are also on the list.
Diplomats, Saudi citizens, medical practitioners and their families are exempted from the ban.
Temporary Suspension for Entry to the Kingdom for Non-Citizens, Diplomats, Health Practitioners and their Families Coming from 20 Countries, Starting at 21:00 on Wednesday 03/02/2021, the Interior Ministry announces.https://t.co/wOBLbnpw9G#SPAGOV pic.twitter.com/JsFQQKuc9A— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) February 2, 2021