Dubai: The General Directorate of Saudi Passports (Jawazat) announced on Tuesday that expatriate residents abroad will not be allowed to return to the Kingdom until after the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
On its Twitter account, the passport authority said: “No entry for expat residents until the end of the pandemic.” It replied to an inquiry asking whether a resident with an exit and return visa can return before his entry visa ends.
“Welcome dear. you will not be allowed to return till the end of the coronavirus pandemic crisis, and the decision on return will be announced officially, and under a valid entry visa," the directorate tweeted.
“In case a resident is outside the Kingdom, the mechanism for extending the exit and return visa will be announced through official channels after the end of the coronavirus pandemic crisis,” the authority added.
The authority explained that new decisions or instructions will be announced through official channels.