PIA suspends flights after Saudi govt bans entry due to new strain of virus

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Riyadh (Web Desk): The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended flights to Saudi Arabia after the Kingdom imposed ban on international passenger flights for one week in response to a new strain of the COVID-19.

According to PIA spokesperson, the national carrier suspended 18 flights to and from the Kingdom today (Monday).

The PIA spokesperson has asked affected passengers to register through the airline’s UAN 11-786-786 with their working phone numbers to receive timely updates.

The flight suspension will remain in effect until the Kingdom opens borders again, following which the passengers will be accommodated, the spokesperson added.

On Sunday, the Kingdom suspended all international passenger flights for one week in response to a new strain of the coronavirus. Entry to the Kingdom through land and sea ports has also been suspended and this period may be extended by another week.