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RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the validity of visit visas of those people from countries facing travel ban will be extended until Nov. 30.

The extension of visa will be made automatically without charging any fees, the ministry said in a statement on its Twitter account.

The ministry clarified that the beneficiaries of this will be holders of visit visas of which the validity had been expired during the period of suspension of direct entry to Saudi Arabia from these countries following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the statement, this move is part of the continuous efforts undertaken by the Saudi government in tackling the effects and consequences of COVID-19, as well as in mitigating its economic and financial effects.

This extension is in implementation of the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.

Currently, the countries facing the travel ban are India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Lebanon.

 

Saudi Gazette

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