05 April 2020 – Launched e-service to assist Saudi citizens wishing to return

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Type of Intervention: Citizens abroad
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: King Salman Bin Abdulaziz directed to enable the return of Saudi citizens home, should they wish to do so.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched an e-service to allow citizens stranded abroad to request return, the service will prioritize people who are stranded in countries most affected with COVID-19, elederly and women are pregnant.

The service will be active for 5 days. Once the citizens return to Saudi, they will be placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days.
Full details here: https://www.my.gov.sa/wps/portal/snp/pages/news/newsDetails/CONT-news-060420201