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COVID-19 Update: Indians To Get Direct Saudi Entry As Curbs Eased, Says Report

However, travellers would have to quarantine for five days in government-approved accommodation after arriving, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia will allow direct entry to travellers from Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt and India from December 1, lifting a requirement that they first spend two weeks outside the six countries, state news agency SPA said on Thursday.

Citing an interior ministry official, the agency said travellers would have to quarantine for five days in government-approved accommodation after arriving, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

According to Indian Health and Family Welfare Ministry, a total of 10,549 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. India's active caseload stands at 1,10,133, as per the ministry.

Indian authorities have administered a total of 120.27 crore vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. The recovery rate is currently at 98.33 per cent which is the highest since March 2020.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 9,868 patients recovered in the last 24 hours which increased the total tally of recovered patients to 3,39,77,830.

(with Reuters input)




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