As Saudi airspace reopens, EgyptAir travelers allowed to reschedule bookings

Following a two-week travel ban in and out of Saudi Arabia, EgyptAir announced on Sunday that passengers who missed flights in and out of the country will now be able to reschedule.

The airline noted that the General Authority for Saudi Civil Aviation has reopened air travel to and from the kingdom.

EgyptAir urged passengers to contact the customer service center by calling 1717 or visiting one of EgyptAir’s offices.

Saudi authorities on December 20 suspended international flights to and from the kingdom through land and sea ports due to the spread of a new coronavirus strain in several countries.

The kingdom, on December 23, extended the decision for another week.

Exceptions to the ban were in place only for foreigners wishing to leave the country on charter flights.

Saudi Arabia suspended all international and domestic flights on March 21, after the initial outbreak of coronavirus swept the world. It later lifted its domestic ban in May, and slowly reopened to international flights throughout the rest of 2020.


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