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PIA to start 35 weekly flights between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

Web Desk BOL News

27th Nov, 2021. 01:47 pm
PIA to start Pakistan-Saudi Arabia direct flight operations

PIA to start Pakistan-Saudi Arabia direct flight operations. Image: File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Saturday, announced commencing direct flights between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

According to the flight schedule released by PIA, the national flag carrier will operate 35 weekly flights to Saudi Arabia from December 1, Bol News.

The PIA spokesman said that flights would depart from Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Islamabad and Peshawar to Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh, Dammam and al Qassim.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia had announced to allow passengers from six countries to directly enter the kingdom.

According to a tweet from the Saudi Press Agency, the kingdom will let indirect passengers from Pakistan, India, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt and Indonesia from December 1, 2021.

“Travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days in a third country. However, they will still need to quarantine for five days within the country after they land”.

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The news regarding the direct entry of Pakistani citizens was also shared by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

The information minister shared the news about direct entry while confirming that negotiations between the government and petroleum dealers ended successfully.

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