From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Latest Update: Summary – On 27 October a SCUD Missile was fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen, apparently targeting Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.

On 27 October 2016 a SCUD Missile was fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen, apparently targeting Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport. It was intercepted by Saudi air defence systems. This followed previous missile attacks on 8 October 2016, targeting an air base in Taif; on 9 October 2016 landing near an American warship in the Red Sea; and on 10 October 2016 when 2 missiles were fired into Jizan region along the Saudi/Yemeni border, wounding 2 foreigners. The previous week, an Emirati-leased ship came under rocket fire in the southern Red Sea and sustained serious damage.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading coalition air strikes in Yemen following the request for support from President Hadi to deter continued Houthi aggression. Clashes along the Saudi-Yemeni border continue, resulting in both military and civilian casualties.

The Saudi authorities have declared ‘out of bounds’ a zone of 20km from the entire northern border of the country, and from the border in the Hafr Al-Batin and Khafji areas in the Eastern Province. Violations are punishable by up to 30 months’ imprisonment and a SR 25,000 fine. Land border crossings remain open and the authorities have announced that signs are being placed in areas where vehicles are allowed to cross.

Tourist trips to military zones or border posts are banned by the Saudi Tourism Authority.

from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: http://ift.tt/16gM8q0

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