The Saudi Public Prosecution announced that travelers coming to the Kingdom on international flights and those responsible for transportation and its operators through entry ports must disclose their visits to any of the countries affected by the outbreak of the new Corona virus or any of its strains.
In a statement, the Public Prosecution stated that the deliberate failure to disclose this leads to severe criminal accountability.
The Public Prosecution explained that Article 21 of the health monitoring system at the entry points stipulates that all travelers coming to the Kingdom on international flights and those responsible for the various means of transport and their operators through the entry ports must adhere to the international and local health instructions and requirements to prevent the import of diseases that have a severe impact on the population. Public Health.
The Public Prosecution affirmed that the competent authority should take all necessary preventive and remedial measures detailed in the executive regulations of this system, in the event of any health emergency that raises international concern.
Article 25 of the system stipulates that without prejudice to any more severe penalty stipulated in other laws, anyone who violates this shall be punished with a fine of up to 500,000 riyals, and the violator, the operator or the owner of the means of transport, shall bear any damage resulting from his violation.
Article (26) of the same system stipulates that if the violation is accompanied by the commission of a criminal act, the case shall be referred to the Public Prosecution with the accused, in preparation for filing the case before the competent court.
Passengers coming to the Kingdom on international flights and those responsible for means of transport and its operators through the ports of entry must disclose their visits to any of the countries affected by the outbreak of the Corona virus or any of its strains, and deliberately not taking the initiative to disclose this leads to severe criminal accountability. pic.twitter.com/xv6H1xKQuG
– Public Prosecution (@bip_ksa) December 14, 2021