Saudi citizens allowed to enter Kingdom by land from UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait

King Fahd Causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain reopened on Thursday (SPA/File)
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Updated 23 July 2020

Saudi citizens allowed to enter Kingdom by land from UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait

  • The Kingdom banned entry by land on March 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • King Fahd Causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain reopens

JEDDAH: Saudi citizens, their immediate family members and their domestic staff are now able to enter the Kingdom by land from Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE without obtaining prior authorization.

Land borders with those three countries reopened on Thursday.

The Kingdom banned entry by land on March 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Only a few travellers — given exemption for humanitarian reasons — have been able to enter the Kingdom since that date.

The easing of restrictions means the King Fahd Causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain reopened on Thursday.


Saudi Arabia announces 26 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 01 October 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 26 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 319,746
  • A total of 4,794 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 26 more deaths from the coronavirus and 492 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 55 were recorded in Madinah, 39 in Jeddah, 39 in Makkah, 27 in Dhahran, 26 in Riyadh and 26 in Hufof.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 319,746 after 592 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,794 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.