Saudi Arabia: Air passengers to be fined up to 500k Riyals for COVID-19 Travel Ban Breaches

Saudi Arabia: Air passengers to be fine up to 500k Riyals for COVID-19 Travel Ban Breaches News developments

Saudi Arabia: Air passengers to be fined up to 500k Riyals for COVID-19 Travel Ban Breaches

Arab News, 2 August 2021: The Saudi Public Prosecution office has warned it will impose fines of up to 500,000 Riyals on passengers breaching travel ban restrictions by boarding flights to countries which are heavily affected by COVID-19.

Similar penalties will also apply to operators or owners of the means of transportation.

Officials added that severe punitive measures would be taken against travellers who failed to disclose that they had visited any of the countries which were listed on the Kingdom’s COVID-19 travel ban list.

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