Saudi Arabia temporarily suspends entry for pilgrims, tourists over coronavirus fears



Saudi Arabia on Thursday temporarily suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit the holy city of Makkah over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said.

The government is "suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet's Mosque temporarily", the foreign ministry said in a statement, referring to the pilgrimage to the holy city  of Makkah that can be undertaken at any time of year.