Saudi Arabia on Tuesday expanded a prohibition on entry of Umrah pilgrims from different nations including Pakistan till March 31 as the Saudi Airline has given orders for dropping all air tickets until the set deadline.
As per a round gave on Tuesday, the airline said that the boycott would include those going for Umrah and visitor visa from the nation unsettle from the continuous circumstance made after the worldwide wave of coronavirus and reports of five infection cases from the Pakistan.
The nations other than Pakistan that would go under the boycott included China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan and others.
It requested that the airline overlook off ticket penalties and refund the whole ticket sum. The travelers were approached to keep from visiting air terminals to keep away from bother and contact Saudi Airline Sales Support community for the refund.
The airline has passed on the orders for cancelling out of all tickets to air terminal station administrators at significant nation’s air terminals including the ones for Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.
Just those having iqama and business and family visit visa could head out to the kingdom until the cutoff time.
On February 27, a few pilgrims were offloaded by Pakistan International Airlines ‘PIA’ and other private airlines, following the brief restriction on Umrah travelers by Saudi Arabia trying to guarantee public security by stopping the increase of coronavirus.
The travelers were offloaded by from the flights at different air terminals of the nation. A Jeddah-bound trip of the PIA, PK-747 conveying 133 Umrah pilgrims was stopped from take-off from the Karachi air terminal.
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