Saudis pack their bags and prepare for bumpy takeoff

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Saudi Arabia
  • Date: 16-May-2021
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
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Saudis pack their bags and prepare for bumpy takeoff

JEDDAH: With summer knocking on our doors, Saudi travelers will head to the Kingdom’s airports for their first international journeys in over a year — but many face challenges ahead. After more than 14 months of international flight bans, Saudis are ready to don their blue disposable face masks and use up their air miles on May 17. Almost 11.5 million residents of the Kingdom have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine jab and more than 400,000 recoveries have been reported by the Saudi health ministry, which means almost 12 million Saudis are now allowed to cross borders to neighboring countries or travel further. While some Saudis have restricted their holiday or business destinations to the safest areas due to COVID-19 protocols, many are undeterred by the challenges ahead and can’t wait to fasten their seatbelts. Planning a holiday in the coming months will be far from easy — choices are limited and quarantine measures are in place in a number of destinations that are popular for summer holidays. However, many tourists are still willing to travel and face the music. In the wake of the global pandemic, both countries and individual travelers are wary of restrictions. But even with

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