Covid-19: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on flights from Pakistan

KARACHI: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday lifted a ban on international flights coming from Pakistan after the latter’s success in controlling the coronavirus outbreak.

In a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen), the Saudi Arabia government has banned all flights coming from India, Brazil and Argentina over their failure to control Covid-19 outbreak.

“We cannot risk the lives of our citizens by allowing flights from India, Brazil and Argentine,” the NOTAM read.

Meanwhile, the Kingdom has lifted travel restrictions from Pakistan after it managed to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

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On September 13, KSA decided to lift travel restrictions in the Kingdom from 1st January 2021, imposed earlier owing to Covid-19 pandemic.

According to local media reports, the country’s interior ministry had announced that airports, ports, and border routes would be made operational from January 1.

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