Saudi Customs eases restrictions for trucks from GCC states

An Immigration officer assists cars arriving during rush hour at the Bahrain Immigration check point at King Fahd Causeway, a bridge connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, at Bahrain Saudi border

The Saudi Customs has relaxed coronavirus precautionary measures and restrictions for the movement of trucks coming from other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.

All the trucks carrying goods destined for Saudi Arabia can enter through its land ports; according to a circular issued by Saudi Customs to officials of all entry points, the SPA also reported.

The only condition for the entry is that drivers shall be subjected to medical checks for coronavirus. This relaxation is in line with the approval of the recommendation of the Council of Political and Security Affairs; by the highest authorities with regard to easing the pandemic restrictions.

It is noteworthy that the Saudi Customs had introduced a number of controls and restrictions on freight traffic; through the land ports in implementation of the recommendations of the concerned committee after the outbreak of the pandemic. However, there were exemptions for trucks, carrying essential goods; such as foodstuffs, medicine, and medical and relief supplies.