RIYADH, 7 June – The Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it has lifted the ban on all Saudi citizens’ direct and indirect travel to Indonesia, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The ministry said that the decision follows the monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, and is based on the reports of relevant health authorities.
On July 12, 2021, Saudi citizens were banned from travelling to Indonesia over COVID-19 concerns.
The pandemic caused massive problems for the health sector in Indonesia, with more than 6 million cases of COVID-19 as of June 6, and more than 156,000 deaths.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia recorded over 772,000 cases of COVID-19 with only 9,158 deaths, as the country is progressively going back to normalcy with the Hajj season coming soon and thousands of pilgrims will visit the country from around the world.