Saudi Customs eases restrictions for trucks from GCC states
The only condition for the entry is that drivers shall be subjected to medical checks for coronavirus
An Immigration officer assists cars arriving during rush hour at the Bahrain Immigration check point at King Fahd Causeway, a bridge connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, at Bahrain Saudi border, August 22, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.
REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
By Staff Writer, Saudi Gazette
RIYADH — The Saudi Customs has relaxed coronavirus precautionary measures and restrictions for the movement of trucks coming from other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.
All the trucks carrying goods destined for Saudi Arabia will be allowed to enter through its land ports, according to a circular issued by Saudi Customs to officials of all entry points, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The only condition for the entry is that drivers shall be subjected to medical checks for coronavirus. This relaxation is in line with the approval of the recommendation of the Council of Political and Security Affairs by the highest authorities with regard to easing the pandemic restrictions.
It is noteworthy that the Saudi Customs had introduced a number of controls and restrictions on freight traffic through the land ports in implementation of the recommendations of the concerned committee after the outbreak of the pandemic. However, there were exemptions for trucks, carrying essential goods such as foodstuffs, medicine, and medical and relief supplies.
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