RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced it would allow Lebanese citizens to directly enter the Kingdom without the need to spend 14 days in quarantine in a third country before visiting, a Saudi official said.
Saudi ambassador to Lebanon Waleed Bukhari posted on Twitter the ease of restrictions on Lebanese visitors to the Kingdom.
“Lebanese citizens can fly directly to the Kingdom without spending 14-day quarantine outside Lebanon,” said Bukhari.
السعودية تُعلن السماح للمواطنين اللبنانيين بالقدوم مباشرة من لبنان إلى المملكة دون الحاجة إلى قضاء مدة (14) يومًا خارج لبنان قبل الدخول إلى المملكة.
— Waleed A. Bukhari (@bukhariwaleeed) July 7, 2022
All passengers departing from Lebanon were previously required to stay outside Lebanon not less than 14 days before entering Saudi Arabia if vaccinated outside the Kingdom as part of COVID-19 precautionary measures.
The ease of restrictions comes as Saudi Arabia permitted over one million pilgrims to perform Hajj this year in the largest gathering since the pandemic struck.