Saudi Arabia Bars Gulf Citizens From Mecca, Medina Over Coronavirus Fears

Saudi Arabia Bars Gulf Citizens From Mecca, Medina Over Coronavirus Fears

The ministry statement did not confirm whether this suspension extended to Saudi citizens. Saudi Arabia on Friday barred citizens from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council from entering two of Islam's holiest cities amid fears over the new coronavirus, the foreign ministry said. The foreign ministry announced in a statement "the temporary suspension of entry of the Council's citizens to the cities of Mecca and Medina".

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