Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as Saudia, has warned passengers on the airline to cover up in new clothing policies.

The country’s national carrier noted in its latest passengers’ code of conduct that those who are “clothed in a manner that could cause discomfort or offence to other passengers” will be turned away at the gate.

Saudia warned that any traveler who does not abide by the rules, could be refused to board or even removed from the flight.

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According to the Saudi Arabian Airlines, what constitutes discomforting or offensive clothing include “women exposing legs or arms, or wearing thin or too tight clothes and men wearing shorts exposing legs”.

Saudia went on to explain in its expanded dress code, which has since been removed from its website that: “SAUDIA is requesting their guests to abide by a dress code whereby they are not clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offence to others passengers.

“For example, women exposing legs or arms, or wearing too thin or too tight clothes.”

The country’s national carrier also has rules for male passengers, as it states: “Men wearing shorts exposing legs” also applies.

The statement continues: “SAUDIA may refuse to transport passengers, or may remove passengers from the flight at any point for not complying with its dress code.”

Meanwhile, the development comes in light of the country wanting to coax tourists to visit the country by offering to relax some of its strict laws in a bid to become the next new holiday destination to bring more money into the region which has been hit by crashing oil prices.