Saudi issues guidelines for travelers

Middle East Desk

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian aviation authority on Friday has issued fresh guidelines for passengers from Pakistan and other countries during the coronavirus pandemic after announcing plans for gradually lifting travel restrictions. General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) stated in its circular sent to the airlines that the passengers (non-Saudis) will submit their negative PCR test reports from a verified laboratory abroad.
The test report must be done no later than 72 hours before the scheduled departure to any of the airports in Saudi Arabia. The guidelines also include that ‘different regulations of the departure country must be considered and observed in determining the appropriate age to conduct COVID-19 (PCR) test for children.’