Saudi Arabia suspends air travel from Brazil -Árabe -Arab News Agency (ANBA)
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São Paulo – Saudi Arabia suspended air travel to and from India, Brazil and Argentina, Gulf News reported quoting the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority. The decision is intended to curb the spread of Covid-19. People having traveled to one of those three countries will not be allowed into Saudi Arabia in the 14 days following their trips.
Exception is made to travelers officially invited by the Saudi government. “Suspending travel to and from the following countries (India, Brazil, and Argentina) including any person who has been in any of the mentioned countries in the last (14) days prior to their arrival to the Kingdom,” a Civil Aviation Authority statement read.
As per the latest available numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO), India had 6 million cases and 95,542 deaths from Covid-19. Brazil had 4.7 million cases and 141,406 deaths. Argentina had much lower numbers, at 702,400 cases and 15,544 deaths. Saudi Arabia had 333,100 cases and 4,683 deaths, according to the WHO.
Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum