The government-ordered shut down affects all passenger trains, buses, taxis and domestic air services. There are several exceptions:

  • flights related to humanitarian and necessary cases, medical evacuation aircraft and private aviation
  • buses of government agencies or public or private health facilities, and commercial establishments transporting their employees, or buses used for health, humanitarian or security purposes, and
  • taxis used in airports and to transport individuals in special vehicles.

As far as rail is concerned, all trains services will stop running between Riyadh and Damman, on the North-South Railway linking Riyadh with Qassim, Hail and Al-Jauf near the Jordanian border, and the Haramain high-speed line linking Medina, Jeddah and Mecca. However, freight trains will continue to operate.