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Oman Air not to accept passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia from countries affected by coronavirus

Saudi Arabia has temporarily halted the entry of pilgrims entering the country to visit holy sites, in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

MUSCAT: Oman Air on Thursday said it will not be able to accept passengers travelling to and from Saudi Arabia for Umrah and tourism purposes from the countries affected by the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia has temporarily halted the entry of pilgrims entering the country to visit holy sites, in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The Saudi government said it would suspend visas for Muslims seeking to visit Mecca and Medina.

Millions of Muslims make the journey each year, especially during the month of Ramadan, which starts in April.
Saudi Arabia has also suspended visas for tourists from countries with confirmed cases of the virus.

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