King Fahad Causeway restricted to commercial trucks only

Visitors from Bahrain will only be allowed via three airports

King Fahad Causeway restricted to commercial trucks only

The King Fahad Causeway will be temporarily closed to all vehicles except commercial trucks, the Saudi Press Agency has announced.

The decision was made “as part of its continuous development of efforts to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in preparation to eliminate it, and emanating from the keenness to protect the health of citizens and expatriates and ensure their safety”, an official Ministry of Interior source said.

Residents from the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait will only be allowed to enter the country via three airports - King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.

The closure came into effect from 11.55pm on Saturday (March 7) at 11.55pm.

Anyone wishing to enter Saudi Arabia must prove they do not have COVID-19 by providing a certificate, issued within the 24 hours prior to boarding the flight, that says they are infection-free.

The news comes after the Bahrain News Agency announced schools, universities and kindergartens are set to remain closed for a further two weeks.

Administrative staff and teachers will return today (March 8), following a deep clean of all institutions.

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