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