Amid Omicron concerns: Saudi Arabia to ease coronavirus curbs for travelers from all countries

Saudi Arabia will allow entry to travelers "from all countries" as long as they have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine inside the kingdom, it said on Saturday, a day after suspending flights from seven African countries due to the Omicron variant.

The ministry said the travelers would be allowed in from next Saturday and would need to quarantine for three days. It did not mention the flight suspensions.

Saudi Arabia on Friday suspended flights to and from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Eswatini due to concerns related to the Omicron coronavirus variant.

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