Saudi authorities have imposed various conditions, including hotel quarantine, on the rise in coronavirus infections. Due to this, Bangladesh Biman suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia from 20 to 26 May. That flight was launched on Saturday (May 29). On the first day, 259 passengers went to Saudi Arabia on two flights. Biman’s public relations department confirmed the matter to Dhaka Post.
According to Biman Bangladesh, Biman operated a flight with 135 passengers on Saturday at 3:15 pm in Dammam, Saudi Arabia and at 6:15 pm with 124 passengers in Jeddah. Both flights landed safely at their respective destinations. Only those whose visas expire in May can travel to Saudi Arabia on this flight. The company is selling tickets on the basis of visa expiration.
In a recent order, the country’s government imposed new restrictions on the entry of migrant workers from Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia from May 20.
Those who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus will have to stay in a mandatory institutional quarantine at the hotel for seven days if they enter Saudi Arabia. In that case you have to bear the cost of the hotel yourself.
According to the Saudi authorities, passengers will be able to board the flight from Dhaka only if they receive a negative corona report within 72 hours of arriving in the country. After arriving in Saudi Arabia, the corona will have to be tested twice more.