Following the recent resumption of full diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt and Qatar, the United Arab Emirates reopened all land, sea and air ports to Qatar on the 9th, ending its comprehensive blockade for more than three years.
Qatar also announced on the 9th that the land port to Saudi Arabia, Abu Samra, will be reopened from now on, to facilitate the entry and exit of people into Qatar.
Qatar’s General Administration of Customs said on the same day that in accordance with the relevant procedures for Qatar and Saudi Arabia to open land, sea and air ports to each other, the General Administration of Customs and relevant departments opened the Abu Samra Port, which was the first time that the port had been reopened since the Gulf severance of diplomatic relations crisis.
The Communications Office of the Government of Qatar issued a statement on the same day saying that according to Qatar’s epidemic prevention policy, people entering through the Abu Samra port must hold a certificate that the COVID-19 test results are negative within 72 hours and be quarantined for one week after entry.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmed said on the 4th of this month that Kuwait’s Emir Nawaf talked with Tamim, Emir of Qatar, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, respectively on the same day.
At Nawaf’s suggestion, Saudi Arabia and Qatar agreed to open the land, sea and air borders to each other from the evening of the 4th.
Saudi Arabia and other countries resumed full diplomatic relations with Qatar on the 5th.
Tamim, Emir of Qatar, attended the summit of the Gulf Arab Cooperation Council in the ancient city of Euler, Saudi Arabia on the 5th.
Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal said on the same day that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have resumed full diplomatic relations with Qatar.
In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced that Qatar would sever diplomatic relations and impose sanctions and blockades on Qatar on the grounds of “supporting terrorism” and “destructing regional security”.
The Abu Samra crossing is about 110 kilometers away from Doha, the capital of Qatar.
The crossing was closed immediately after the Gulf severance crisis.