Dubai- Saudi citizens, who are currently stranded abroad due to the suspension of flights globally over the coronavirus outbreak, will be able to return home.
The move follows the directives issued by King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate the return of Saudis from abroad.
In an immediate response to the king’s directives, the ministry launched an online platform to enable all citizens abroad wishing to return to the kingdom to register their information and set their travel times. The ministry has prepared 11,000 hotel rooms to host returnees from abroad, as they will be under a two-week quarantine
The ministry said registration of requests to return citizens from abroad begins on Sunday and will continue for 5 days, and priority would be given for citizens in the countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic as well as for elderly and pregnant women.
Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said: “We have put in place an integrated plan to ensure the safe return of citizens from abroad.”
All returnees will be put under quarantined for 14 days, he added.