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Ebola Impact: No Haj, Umrah visas for three African nations
Tuesday August 5, 2014 0:16 AM, IINA

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has banned the issuance of Haj and Umrah visas for Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia because of concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus in these countries, according to Dr. Khaled Marghalani, MOH spokesman.

Ebola Impact

The ministry constantly coordinates with the ministries of Haj and Foreign Affairs to take all necessary measures at borders and airports.

“We have communicated the instructions to the officials of all ports of entry. We have trained our personnel on how to identify and deal with Ebola cases and control virus infection, should it happen,” he added.

For his part, Dr. Hussein Shareef, Ministry of Haj’s undersecretary for Haj affairs, said the ministry would take all preventive measures to ensure public health and safety.

Khaled Al-Khaibari, General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) spokesman, said there are no direct flights between the Kingdom and these three African countries except during the Haj season.



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