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Saudi Arabia issues fresh guidelines for luggage limit; here are the details

03:05 PM | 2 Mar, 2023
Saudi Arabia issues fresh guidelines for luggage limit; here are the details
Source: By Soumya Ranjan

RIYADH - The governemnt of Saudi Arabia has issued fresh guidelines concerning lugage limit for those travelling to the kingdom.

As per the fresh regulations, the national carriers have been informed that baggage beyond the set limit would not be allowed on board.

The new regulations have effectively placed a ban on carrying excess baggage beyond the set limits of different airlines.

The Saudi Aviation Authority has directed the airlines not to carry excess baggage and this should be ensured at the time of check in; the authority has highlighted that instructions regarding luggage are well communicated, however, some of the airlines flout the rules and allow loading the luggage beyond the upper cap limit which leads to glitches.

The authority has warned that failure to comply with the guidelines would lead to initiation of strict proceedings against the carriers.

The directions come months before the kingdom is gearing up for preparation of annual Hajj which is expected to welcome around 2.3 million believers to the country. This is the first time the Covid restrictions have been lifted and the number of pilgrims have returned to pre-pandemic levels. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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