DiplomaticQuarter: UK Embassy in Riyadh announces more London repatriation flights 

DiplomaticQuarter: UK Embassy in Riyadh announces more London repatriation flights 
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Updated 18 June 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: UK Embassy in Riyadh announces more London repatriation flights 

DiplomaticQuarter: UK Embassy in Riyadh announces more London repatriation flights 

The UK Embassy in Saudi Arabia stepped up the repatriation process by announcing more flights to London for British nationals and residents.
An embassy statement shared details and flight updates: “Saudia is now operating the flights: Jeddah-London on June 24 and Jeddah-London on June 28. To book tickets, please visit the Saudia website www.saudia.com, remembering to select ‘one-way’.”
It said that many British nationals and residents wanted to return to the UK in the coming weeks and that the embassy expected “further flights” from Riyadh to London before the end of June. “We will share details when flights are confirmed. Tickets will be available from www.saudia.com,” it added.
The diplomatic mission clarified that it would no longer be providing transport to the airport or permission letters as domestic travel restrictions in the Kingdom had been lifted. If people needed to travel during curfew they were to show their boarding pass or booking confirmation at checkpoints. Iqama holders could also request permission via the Tawakkalna app, though this step was not essential.
“If you are a British national or resident located in Makkah only and cannot secure permissions via the app, you can request an embassy letter to support your transport to Jeddah airport by emailing [email protected].” 
The UK has introduced new guidelines for passengers arriving from overseas and the embassy advised people to refer to the guidance at https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control.
Travelers must complete a form before they arrive in the UK, but they are not allowed to submit it until 48 hours before they are due to arrive in the UK: https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/public-health-passenger-locator....
“We are working with the Saudi authorities to try and establish a flight back from the UK to Saudi Arabia for those resident in Saudi Arabia, but for now it remains impossible to say when flights may restart. Please take this into account when planning your travel,” the embassy statement added.
UK Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Neil Crompton has thanked Saudi Arabia for its help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, retweeting a message of gratitude from the UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
“Very grateful to Saudi Arabia for the generous donation of hundreds of thousands of medical gowns to our NHS,” the tweet said. “The UK and Saudi Arabia will continue to work together to tackle this global pandemic.”