Saudi Arabia lifts ban on UAE travel imposed over Covid
The kingdom would reopen on Wednesday its land, sea and airports to the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Argentina, the official SPA news agency reported, citing an interior ministry source.
The UAE, and especially Dubai, is a key leisure destination for Saudis.
It later decided to allow only fully vaccinated citizens to travel from August 9.
Riyadh's decision to lift the ban came hours after a phone call between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, SPA reported.
The kingdom has administered more than 38 million doses of vaccines against Covid, according to figures published by the health ministry on Tuesday.
It has so far recorded more than 545,000 cases of coronavirus, including over 8,500 deaths.