A spokesperson for the Emirates airline, Etihad Airways, said that, according to the recent directives issued by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the company will resume its flights between Abu Dhabi and the Kingdom, starting from Saturday, September 11th. Scheduled passenger flights between Abu Dhabi will link the airline's destinations in Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh.
The categories of travelers who will be allowed to enter the Kingdom include Saudi citizens, first-class family members, and domestic workers, in addition to Saudi residency holders and UAE nationals, taking into account Some requirements, according to a press release.
It should be noted that Saudi Arabia is included in the green list of Abu Dhabi, and those arriving from it can travel to the emirate without the need to take quarantine procedures upon arrival.
Saudi Arabia announced, on Tuesday, the lifting of travel restrictions on arrivals and travelers to and from the UAE, and the decision also included those coming from South Africa and Argentina.
An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior stated that, based on what the competent health authorities have submitted about the developments of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and the extent of the stability of the epidemiological situation in all countries of the world, It was decided to stop the suspension of entry to the Kingdom through land, sea and air ports, as of 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from the countries: the UAE, South Africa, and the Argentine Republic. Saudi citizens are also allowed to travel to the aforementioned countries.