Five additional airports in Saudi Arabia have joined airports operating domestic flights as part of the kingdom’s plan for gradual return to normal life after easing some coronavirus restrictions.
The five airports are those of Sharurah in the southern region of Najran; Bisha in the south-western province of Asir; Taif in western Saudi Arabia, the Prince Abdul Mohsen Bin Abdul Aziz airport in the town of Yanbu of the Medina region; and Al Qaisumah in Hafr Al Batin in the Eastern province.
Domestic air travel has resumed in Saudi Arabia since May 31 aboard national carriers amid strict health precautions after suspension of more than two months.
The measures include obliging passengers to wear protective face masks, carry only one bag each aboard the plane, use electronic tickets and show up at least two hours before their scheduled flights.
As part of precautions against the coronavirus, temperatures of the staff and passengers are checked before they are allowed into airports.
Social distancing rules at airports and aboard aircraft are strictly enforced.