By JOY ADARA, Abuja –
The Saudi Arabian Embassy in Nigeria has said the 177 Nigerian travellers recently deported at the point of entry in Jeddah did not meet the country’s entry conditions and requirements.
The Embassy in a statement on Thursday, said the passengers denied entry, and subsequently deported to their initial destinations, submitted incorrect information to obtain categories of visa they did not qualify for.
“The discovery was made on their arrival.
“The Embassy would like to stress the importance of following the procedures and laws enacted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all visitors.
“Furthermore, all passengers should review all documents to determine their conformity with the conditions prior to departing from their countries to the Kingdom.
“This procedure was not limited to Nigerian citizens only; citizens of other countries were involved,” he said.