Saudi Arabia extends deadline for returning citizens until April 14


RIYADH — The deadline for receiving requests from citizens to return to Saudi Arabia will be extended until Apr.14, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

“The decision is an extension of the directives of King Salman and the Crown Prince to facilitate the return of Saudi citizens who wish to return from abroad,” foreign minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan said.

"The deadline for receiving requests to return to the Kingdom has been extended until next Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 5:00 PM local time," the Foreign Ministry said in a tweet.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all parties involved in implementing the program for the return of citizens abroad continue to work around the clock to make the return of citizens safe and to facilitate procedures in light of the exceptional circumstances experienced by most of the world," Prince Faisal added.