The SPA Interior Ministry said, according to the official SPA agency, that the temporary suspension would take effect at 6 pm Wednesday (3 pm, Brasilia time). There are no direct flights between Brazil and Saudi Arabia.
The affected countries are: South Africa, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, United States, France, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
Saudi national, As well as Diplomat I Health practitioner In these countries, Will be allowed to enter the Arab state, but “within the framework of precautionary measures” Health officials recommended, the ministry said.
On Sunday, Health Minister Taufiq Al Rabia warned that if the population does not already apply, further restrictions will be imposed.
Saudi Arabia recorded more than 368,000 cases and 6,400 deaths from Kovid-19. It is the most populous Arab country in the Gulf (34 million inhabitants) and the most affected by the epidemic.
Also on Tuesday, Spain announced a ban on the entry of Brazilians. Earlier, other countries had taken similar measures, mainly after locating the Brazilian version of Coronovirus, first identified in Manaus. See the list and dates below: