September 18, 2019 / 8:19 AM / a month ago

U.S. citizens warned over traveling to Saudi Arabia: State Department

FILE PHOTO: The State Department Building is pictured in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department called on American citizens to “exercise increased caution” while traveling to Saudi Arabia, a travel advisory posted on its website said on Wednesday.

U.S. Mission personnel and their families are not permitted to use the airport in Abha without Chief of Mission approval, the note added. Abha airport has been frequently attacked by drones and missiles launched from Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been battling the Houthi group.

Reporting By Asma Alsharif; Writing by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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