Cutting ties with Qatar: what’s the effect on mobility?

As seven nations in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar over terrorism claims, Move One looks at the likely disruption to routing and shipments in the region.

Cutting ties with Qatar: what’s the effect on mobility?
Saudi Arabia and six other nations have severed diplomatic ties and cut off transport links with Qatar.The full details including the effect on the large number of expatriates living in the region can be found hereMove One is closely monitoring the situation, keeping customers up to date on any potential disruptions to shipments currently transiting to/from Qatar.At this stage, all borders have been closed and air/ocean transit to/from Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Maldives has been suspended.It is still unknown how long the closure will last for or how exactly this will impact shipments and routing. As cost fluctuations and delays are expected, it is important that you contact your shipping provider prior to booking your shipment.For regular updates on the situation, visit the Move One Facebook pagesFor related news and features, visit our Mobility Industry section.Access hundreds of global services and suppliers in our Online DirectoryClick to get to the Relocate Global Online Directory  Get access to our free Global Mobility Toolkit Global Mobility Toolkit download factsheets resource centre