RIYADH (HRNW) – Saudi Arabia has suspended international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
“The kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (starting from Sunday March 15th) as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of #CoronaVirus,” the foreign ministry tweeted.
The halt applies to all but “exceptional cases,” the official Saudi Press Agency said, quoting an official source in the interior ministry.
Citizens and expatriates who are unable to return due to the suspension or who go into aquarantine after returning will be granted an “exceptional official holiday,” it added.
Saudi Arabia has recorded 86 cases of the virus so far, but no deaths, according to the health ministry.