General Travel News

Health Ministry Increases Swine Flu Screening

Following the discovery of the country’s first case of swine flu last week, the Health Ministry has escalated swine flu screening at all of the Kingdom’s entry points.  Orderly screening procedures were observed at the South Terminal of Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport on Saturday.

A Saudi official said “Things are under control” and they are focusing their screening procedures on countries on the watch list – the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, and Japan.  A screening official explained their procedure is to use the thermal screen to observe passengers body temperature as they enter.  If a passenger has a body temperature of 30 Celsius (100.4 F) or higher they are stopped for further checkups at the airport’s health center
 

More General Travel News
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - gold embroidered Arab cloak
Yas Island Abu Dhabi lit up in green for Saudi Arabia’s National Day
Eid Mubarak to all Irhal visitors
Latest Travel News
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - g...
Yas Island Abu Dhabi lit up in green for...
Turkish Airlines launches new cabin crew...
Featured Sights To See
Tellya Sheikh Mosque

Tellya Sheikh Mosque

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tellya Sheikh Mosque is a beautifully designed mosque with an Islamic library containing ancient manuscripts and the Osman Quran, which is one of the early copies of the Quran stained with the blood of Hazrat Osman (R.A). ...

The Assistens Cemetery

The Assistens Cemetery

Copenhagen, Denmark

The cemetery was initially established in the 1760s has the graves of many famous Danish people. It still fulfills the purpose of a graveyard. However, many tourists come to pay homage to the deceased. The cemetery is divided into 5 sections ranging from A to E depending on the kind of people buried in each. Address: Kapelvej 4 , 2200 København N Telephone: +45 31399304 Fax: +45 353723...

Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles Zoo

Los Angeles, United States

Located in Griffith Park, the Los Angeles Zoo has eleven hundred animals that call it home.  Animal exhibits include the rare California condor, chimpanzees, orangutans, koalas, birds, a monkey exhibit, and much more.  The zoo is also a certified botanical garden with over 800 different plant species. ...

Uspenski Cathedral

Uspenski Cathedral

Helsinki, Finland

This is the largest Orthodox Churches in Western Europe and serves the small Orthodox minority in Helsinki. The church was built by the Russians and is quite architecturally magnificent. The five domes are said to be decorated with 22 carat gold on top. The church is one of the most prominent and eye catching buildings in the city. Opening Time: Opening times vary all year round, so call befo...