Transgender planet reports:

Saudi Arabia has announced that they will no longer allow transgender people to enter the country.

Long renowned for their extremist stance against gender diversity the country has made the simple act of transferring flights at the airport a nightmare. The government has now banned transgender people from performing Umrah or visiting the holy cities of Mecca or Medina.

News of this first came to light when the Saudia government informed the Pakistani government of the ban November 22.

The Saudia Government has instructed travel agents to deny visas to all transgender people regardless of their intended reason for visiting.