Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Saudi Arabia, reported that a continuous assessment of the date of the restart of the international suspended flight service is underway dependent on the extent to which the corona-virus pandemic has spread.
“Effective decision would therefore be made based on the instructions of King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,” he said.
During an interview with Al-Ekhbariya tv, the minister made the remarks when responding to a question about the date the international flights were restored. He said the authorities worry about everybody’s welfare.
“We have to take steps to guarantee the health and safety of everybody, as long as there are still cases of coronavirus infection,” he said.
As part of the steps against the coronavirus pandemic, Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended all international flight services from 15 March. Saudi Arabian Airlines listed travel requirements in 25 countries earlier this month.
As soon as the Kingdom removes travel restrictions, the national carrier has also declared that it is mandatory to transport the passengers returning to the Kingdom on its flights. The airline has asked passengers to follow health guidelines on the basis of the Saudi health authorities’ directives.