JEDDAH: On Saturday, Qataris crossed the land border to Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than three years.
“We’re returning to our second homeland,” said the first To enter the Kingdom of Qatar via the Abu Samra-Salwa border crossing: “The process and transit were easy and the port authorities are cooperative and welcoming.”
The driver of the second car through the checkpoint said, “It is good that the crisis is resolved.” and the warm welcome we had and the happiness we see in our brothers. “
At least 70 vehicles drove through the crossing to the kingdom on the first day and 20 drove the other direction, said the crossing’s customs director Ali Al-Aklabi.
Preventive measures and health checks to contain the spread of the coronavirus are on both sides of the land border between Saudi Qatar present.
Qataris entering Saudi Arabia are required to provide evidence of a negative Covid test, take another test at a health center set up at the intersection and isolate themselves in the kingdom for up to seven days All arrivals in Qatar must also present a negative COVID-19 test A new test at the border and a week of quarantine in one of several selected hotels. Egypt and Egypt imposed trade, travel, and diplomatic boycotts from Thu ha Bahrain.
The UAE said last week that travel and trade ties could be resumed within a week of the deal, but the restoration of diplomatic ties has taken more time as the parties work to rebuild trust.
Saudia, the Kingdom’s national airline, will resume flights from Riyadh and Jeddah to Doha on Monday, the airline said on Saturday.
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