Saudi Arabia advises against travel to 25 countries including Pakistan

02:34 PM | 5 Dec, 2023
Saudi Arabia advises against travel to 25 countries including Pakistan

RIYADH - The authorities in Saudi Arabia have advised against travel to 25 countries including Pakistan. 

The travel advisory was issued on Tuesday by the Saudi Ministry of Health citing health concerns over the prevalent infectious diseases and the quality of medical facilities available in these countries.

The list of countries includes India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Nepal, and Nigeria and the Saudi authorities have cited diseases such as dengue, cholera, polio, yellow fever, measles, monkeypox, malaria, COVID-19, and tuberculosis as reasons for the advisory. 

Though the travel advisory has not been issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, still it has an impact as tourists and business people can postpone their plans to visit any of these countries.

As far as Pakistan is concerned, there is no considerable spread of the diseases elaborated above. Even the country has not witnessed a rise in Covid-19 cases for a long period.

Moreover, the authorities have not mentioned the time period for which this advisory would be in effect. It is expected that the advisory might be withdrawn or a fresh advisory might be issued as the situation improves as per the assessment of the Saudi health authorities.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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