RIYADH: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued orders to extend validity of residency (Iqama) and exit, return and visit visas free of charge till 31 January 2022 for the citizens of 17 countries from which entry was/ is suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The The General Directorate of Passports has announced that the royal decree is now in effect
The countries include: Brazil, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, India, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Interior announced the resumption of direct flights from/to 6 countries after suspension of flights since February. Later the Ministry placed a travel suspension on 18 Southern African States due to the emerging Omicron Variant of the Pandemic