Times of Oman
Nov 28, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 03:37 PM GMT
No ban on visit to Saudi due to MERS: World Health Organisation
May 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Muscat: There is no travel ban on travelling to Saudi Arabia on the grounds of the increasing number of MERS cases in the country, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday.

"The WHO does not recommend the application of any travel or trade restrictions, including for upcoming pilgrimage travel to Saudi Arabia," a statement issued by the organisation said. It asked the GCC states to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections and to carefully review any unusual patterns.

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