The Saudi Government has issued an advisory to citizens to restrict travel to Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Nepal, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and India. The advisory is a recommendation so the citizens do not get sick from various diseases due to covid, polio, and malaria etc.
This advisory is issued to ensure that citizens don’t fall ill due to these infectious diseases amid the Hajj and Umrah 2024. Moreover, the government has ensured that the citizens minimise their travel to these countries as much as possible.
Read more: Japan eases visa rules for Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Government’s advisory comes with a worry that the healthcare systems of these countries are not efficient at controlling the spread of these dangerous and infectious diseases.
Besides, we have seen what such a spread can do as the Covid-19 pandemic shook the world with sheer spread and destruction. Moreover, these countries have ensured that International travel of citizens must meet the International Precautionary standards and ask the passengers to provide their COVID vaccination and Polio vaccination card or status.
For this, the Saudi government has stricken its policies to stop the widespread of such diseases in the Kingdom.