Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said that Saudi Arabia will resume Tourism activities at the end of Shawwal (21st June 2020) after a unexpected halt of more than three months due to lockdown measures imposed after the novel coronavirus pandemic. The minister mentioned his remarks during a television interview after chairing the emergency meeting of the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism.
Tourism Activities To Resume on 22 June 2020
The Minister said that Saudi Arabia will boost the domestic tourism for people inside the Kingdom. The summer program will be launched for public after necessary changes made and precautionary measures coordination with the Health Ministry and authorities.
“It was revealed in a research study carried out by the Tourism Authority that 80 percent of Saudi citizens want to take advantage of domestic tourism. We will launch the domestic tourism program for the public after having made necessary coordination with the Ministry of Health and the concerned higher authorities,” he said.
However, international tourism will still remain on hold due to suspension of international flights. Meanwhile, People in Kingdom can enjoy the local entertainment and tourism.
Source: Ministry of Tourism