JEDDAH: As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to go down, international travel is opening back up. Biman Bangladesh Airlines will restart regular flights operating in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, according to the airline’s website.
The Kingdom welcomed back international flights on May 17, but all foreign passengers arriving in the country must quarantine in a designated hotel for seven days.
“All Saudi-bound passengers have to book their hotel quarantine before boarding,” Tahera Khandakar, the airline’s deputy managing director for public relations, said in a statement.
“In this regard, any passenger who booked at the specified time is requested to contact any of the nearest aviation offices to book their hotel and schedule their next flight.”
Saudi citizens and accompanying travelers who have been fully vaccinated, are at least two weeks past their first dose, or have recovered from COVID-19 during the past six months will be excluded from the hotel quarantine requirement.
For those flying to Bangladesh, government rules in place since May 1 state that passengers must obtain a negative PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours of the flight departure. Additionally, passengers flying from Saudi Arabia must complete 14 days of strict home quarantine.