Saudi opens land borders for citizens in neighboring countries

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Saudi citizens and their non-Saudi family members as well as accompanying domestic workers who are currently in neighbouring countries can now return to the Kingdom through land ports, local media reported on Monday.

The permission for the entry covers male and female citizens, their non-Saudi family members such as husbands, wives, sons, and daughters as well as their domestic workers who reside in the Kingdom and accompanying them during their travel.

The Jawazat stated that citizens with non-Saudi members wishing to return to the Kingdom through land ports must obtain prior approval through furnishing the necessary information via Absher portal of electronic services under the Ministry of Interior. For this, they should attach documents that prove the kinship and relationship for the accompanying non-Saudis.

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The Jawazat said that the ports of arrival in the first phase are Al-Khafji, Al-Raqae, Al-Batha and King Fahd Bridge, and the rest of the land ports will be added in the second phase in coordination with the National Information Center.

The Jawazat stressed that non-Saudis accompanying Saudis shall have a PCR examination certificate proving coronavirus negative result, which is carried out within 48 hours.

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