Saudi Arabia will let up to 1 million people join the Hajj pilgrimage this year, greatly expanding the key event to participants from outside the kingdom after two years of tight COVID-19 restrictions, state media said on Saturday.
Traveling during the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t as pleasant as the feelings of traveling in the normal time. Social distancing, quarantine, numbers of tests to detect COVID-19 make the life of tourists very difficult.
Many countries across the world have announced the easing of travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases have continued to decline. Many of them even abolished the mandatory RT-PCR test for fully vaccinated travelers to make travel easier.
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it was lifting most COVID-19 restrictions including social distancing in public spaces and quarantine for vaccinated arrivals.
The ongoing restrictions across the country will be lifted after February 22, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said.
Bangladesh Police decided to provide a ‘movement pass’ from Tuesday for emergency movement during the restrictions imposed by the government.
The government have decided to imposed strict restrictions from April 14 to 21 to curb the COVID-19 infections.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has decided to impose a ban on all commercial international and domestic flight operations for one week from April 14 to curb the new spike of COVID-19.
The ongoing restriction, which is scheduled to end today, will remain effective for the next two days.