Flights between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended

The causeway has also been closed to everyone other than commercial trucks

Flights between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended

Flights between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have been temporarily suspended, the Saudi Ministry of Interior has said.

Citizens and residents of Bahrain have already been prevented from travelling into the Kingdom via the King Fahad Causeway, but this has now been extended to air travel.

Only commercial trucks will be allowed to pass along the 25 km bridge into Saudi Arabia.

Travellers from the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain have all been prevented from travelling to the Kingdom. The travel ban excludes evacuation for residents of these nations, shipping and trade trips.

In a statement, an official source for the Saudi Ministry of Interior said the decision was made “according to the preventive and precautionary measures recommended by the competent health authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of its efforts to control the new Coronavirus (COVID19) and prevent its entry and spread, and out of concern to protect the health of citizens and residents and ensure their safety”.

Travellers who have visited the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, South Korea, Egypt, Italy or Iraq within 14 days of travelling to Saudi will also not be allowed into the Kingdom.

The suspension is temporary, but the Ministry of Interior has not said how long it will last.

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The decision was made in light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation

It’s valid for flights booked throughout 2020, and any booked before March 31


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