King Fahd Causeway Records Highest Number of Travelers

Saudi Arabia limits entry by land from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain amid coronavirus threat
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The King Fahad Causeway has recorded the highest number of travelers since its opening, with 131,000 people crossing in one day, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.

He added that the increased flow of travelers has not affected security aspects or the speed of processing paperwork at the crossing.

The previous highest number was 129,437 passengers. The spokesman for the Eastern Province Passports Department, Col. Mualla Marzouq Al-Otaibi, said the movement was achieved smoothly in cooperation with related sectors.

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During the mid-year school leave, Bahrain becomes the top destination for people in Saudi Arabia, especially the Eastern Province.

The King Fahad Causeway Authority (KFCA) had earlier promised there will be no long waiting lines on the causeway during spring vacation as it will take the necessary procedures to facilitate the crossing of passengers.

The causeway connecting the two countries was opened in November 1986 and has contributed to expanding their commercial exchanges. The bridge cost $564 million and took more than four years to build.

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