Saudi Arabia confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant coming from a north African country, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
SPA, quoting a statement from the Kingdom's health ministry, said authorities had isolated the person and people who were in contact with them.
The ministry said the person was a Saudi national who had travelled from a North African country.
It urged people to complete their vaccination and ordered travelers to respect self-isolation and testing rules.
Omicron was first reported on Nov. 24 in southern Africa.