JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia on Sunday promulgated a ban on foreign flight operations in the country.
In accordance with the fresh order, the landing and takeoff at Saudi airports remained banned till 11:59 pm on September 29, 2020, reports local media.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued a NOTAM, informing all flights that flying over Saudi Arabia was also not permitted.
On the other hand, this ban is not applicable to cargo flights and special flights granted approval by the Kingdom aviation authority.
Therefore, emergency landings, including technical emergency landings, are also exempt from the ban.
The kingdom had banned incoming flights in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Saudi Arabia economizes this year’s Hajj greatly, only allowing 10,000 people who were already within the country to perform the pilgrimage as another step to put off the spread of the virus.