- PIA flights will proceed to function to carry again passengers from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan
- PIA’s assertion comes after Saudi Arabia suspended entry from 20 international locations, together with Pakistan amid new wave of coronavirus
- PIA spokesperson says ban in place from 9pm right this moment
KARACHI: Pakistan Worldwide Airways will proceed flights to carry again passengers from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, says the nationwide provider’s spokesperson.
The assertion got here after Saudi Arabia introduced once more a ban on the arrival of passengers from 20 international locations, together with Pakistan.
The ban might be in place beginning right this moment (Wednesday) after 9pm, the PIA spokesperson stated.
Learn extra: Saudi Arabia suspends entry from 20 international locations from Feb 3
It has been imposed within the wake of a brand new wave of coronavirus, the spokesperson stated, including that this implies no passenger will be capable of journey from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia.
Previous to the ban, PIA flights have been working as typical from Sialkot to Dammam, Multan to Madina and Islamabad to Riyadh.
The ban by Saudi Arabia excludes diplomats, Saudi residents, medical practitioners and their households.
Learn extra: Saudi Arabia bans worldwide flights amid new coronavirus pressure threats
The non permanent ban consists of individuals arriving from Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the US of America, Indonesia, Eire, Italy, Pakistan, Brazil, Portugal, the UK, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Egypt, India, and Japan.