GACA intensifies efforts to repatriate Saudis

King Fahd International Airport in Dammam

Implementing the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, GACA completed its preparations. It also took all the necessary measures and procedures to serve Saudi citizens located abroad to repatriate them.

In a statement, GACA chief Abdulhadi Al-Mansouri claimed that GACA completed its preparations and took all necessary measures and procedures; where it prepared the Kingdom’s international airports (King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh; King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah; and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam), to receive flights of those Saud citizens wanting to return to the Kingdom, all the while following certain measures and health procedures.

GACA, in cooperation with the relevant government agencies, is also working to provide flights for the citizens’ return plan, in coordination with the national carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines, he said.

GACA prepared a joint operating room in all three international airports with the participation of (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Interior; the Ministry of Tourism; and the Presidency of State Security). This is with the aim of coordinating and unifying efforts between the relevant government agencies to receive Saudi citizens who wish to return to the Kingdom.

Furthermore, GACA took all precautionary and preventive measures needed to combat the novel coronaviruses. This is in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.

GACA is preparing departure and arrival points, aircraft crews and airports. This is also to ensure the application of the necessary precautionary measures in this regard.