After imposing travel restrictions back in July due to COVID-19, Saudi Arabia has reopened its borders to the UAE, it was reported by the Kingdom’s state television.

Starting September 8, citizens from the Kingdom will be able to travel to the UAE, as well as Argentina and South Africa who also saw their travel bans lifted.

Per the country’s Ministry of Interior, the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic was re-evaluated which resulted in the decision to reopen borders.

The state television’s report cited the Ministry saying, “The Ministry of Interior calls upon citizens wishing to travel to the countries to which travel is permitted to be careful, stay away from areas where the virus is spreading, and follow all precautionary measures, regardless of their destination.”

Over the past few weeks, the UAE’s COVID-19 numbers have been steadily dropping and are now ranging between 950 to 1000 new cases per day.

Meanwhile, it’s been reported that approximately 80 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 90 per cent have received their first jab.

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