The Director of the Land Customs Department at the General Administration of Customs Mishaan Al-Adaas said that the Customs Department at the Al Salmi and Nuwaiseeb outlets received during the first day of opening the land ports, which were closed since last March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Al-Nuwaiseeb port witnessed 290 citizens.
Al-Ada`s said in a special statement to Al-Jarida that those departing through the border ports will be allowed to enter during the return only through the Nuwaiseeb port, indicating that the instructions stipulated that leaving through two ports and returning through one port.
Noting that it is not allowed to exit any vehicle except under the leadership of its original owner or an official power of attorney issued by the Ministry of Justice or a power of attorney issued by the General Administration of Customs.
Al-Ada`s stated that the border outlets work around the clock and in continuous coordination with the Saudi security and customs authorities, in accordance with the health requirements applied on both sides, indicating that the General Administration of Customs represented by the Land Customs Administration has taken all precautionary measures in order to provide the necessary protection for customs officers working at the port.
On the other hand, an informed security source informed that the General Administration for Ports Security had taken all security and precautionary measures during the process of reopening the land ports, indicating that the health instructions stipulated that no traveler should leave for Saudi territory until after obtaining a PCR certificate proving that he was not injured. Corona virus, and it has not been more than 48 hours since its extraction.
The source emphasized that the General Administration of Ports has also taken the health precautionary measures for workers at the border crossings, whether military or civilians, and asked all its employees to follow the necessary health instructions, with an emphasis on departing and arriving ones not to disembark from their vehicles, stamping passports and certifying the “PCR” through the border booths prepared for that. The source expected that the border crossings would witness a corresponding movement from the Saudi side within the next few hours, pointing out that the morning period until five in the evening did not witness the entry of any vehicles or citizens from the Saudi side.