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PIA to resume flights to Saudi Arabia from today

PIA to resume flights to Saudi Arabia from today
January 3, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - After the kingdom announced it was resuming international travel again, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced that it will resume flight operations to Saudi Arabia from today (Sunday).

It is pertinent to mention here that Saudi Arabia had closed its borders for travel last month after a new strain of the novel coronavirus had been detected in the United Kingdom. 

On Sunday, the kingdom's civil aviation authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced the country was resuming international travel in a notification following which PIA made the announcement regarding resumption of its travel.

A few days ago, the PIA had announced that it would repatriate Pakistani who had been stranded in Saudi Arabia following the outbreak of the second wave of the virus.

"Passengers will be able to travel to Saudi Arabia from today on all PIA flights," said the national flag carrier's spokesperson. "All travelers must obtain a [negative] PCR test before they travel."