Riyadh: Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday the lifting of the ban on all international flights as well as land and sea entry, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The two-week ban was part of the precautionary measures against the spread of a mutant variant of coronavirus detected in a number of countries, Xinhua news agency reported.Also Read - Good News For Flyers! This Country Lifts Covid Travel Restrictions To India. Deets Inside

The lifting decision became effective from 11 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Interior Ministry. Also Read - Biden to Visit 'Pariah' Saudi Arabia And Israel Next Month

Still, non-Saudi citizens should spend at least 14 days outside the countries identified as places where the new Covid-19 strain has broken out before entry and carry at least one test, the Minisry said. Also Read - Boycott Qatar Airways Trends On Twitter After Arab Countries Censure Nupur Sharma Remark On Prophet Muhammad

Saudi citizens from those countries should be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival and carry two Covid-19 tests, it added.

Saudi Arabia discovered its first Covid-19 case in February 2020.

After nearly a year of efforts to curb the spread of the virus, the number of daily cases in the Kingdom is now reduced to fewer than 200.