Saudi Arabia : Entry for non-citizens from 20 countries suspended over coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia has suspended entry to the Kingdom for non-citizens from 20 specific countries, including diplomats, health practitioners, and their families, to help curb the spread of the corona-virus pandemic, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday citing an official source at the Interior Ministry.…

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Saudi Arabia : Entry for non-citizens from 20 countries suspended over coronavirus fears
Expats not returning on exit and reentry visa will be banned for 3 years : Jawazat

Expats not returning on exit and reentry visa will be banned for 3 years : Jawazat

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) clarified that those expatriates, who left the Kingdom on exit and reentry visa and did not come back before the expiry of the visa, are not allowed to reenter the Kingdom for a period of three years. This is…

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Saudi Arabia fully prepared to resume international services

Saudi Arabian Airlines announced its readiness in implementing the government decision to resume international flights for citizens effective from March 31 this year. Eng. Abdullah Al-Shahrani, director of corporate communication affairs at Saudi Airlines Company, said this while calling on the citizens to continuously follow…

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Saudi Arabia fully prepared to resume international services
Saudi Cabinet approves quarterly renewal of residency permits (Iqamas) and work permits

Saudi Cabinet approves quarterly renewal of residency permits (Iqamas) and work permits

The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday approved the issuance and renewal of Iqama and work permits for three months as the minimum period. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the new decision does not cover domestic workers and related professional categories. The new decision will allow…

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Expat Engineers to clear a test before entering Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has decided to hold a professional test for non-Saudi engineers who seek to come to the Kingdom on new job visas. The Senior officials of the Education and Training Evaluation Commission and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) discussed modalities to hold the…

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Expat Engineers to clear a test before entering Saudi Arabia
Saudi SCA’s Future Projects Forum 2021 set to be held in March

Saudi SCA’s Future Projects Forum 2021 set to be held in March

The Saudi Contractors Authority (SCA) has announced that the 3rd Future Projects Forum (FPF) will be held on March 22-24, 2021. The FPF will include in its 3rd edition the participation of 37 government and private entities, which will showcase 1,000 projects worth more than…

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Saudi Arabian Airlines awarded Diamond status for flight health safety

Saudi Arabian Airlines has been awarded the Diamond status by APEX Health Safety powered by Simpliflying for the airline’s efforts in ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization across its operations. The APEX Diamond Status from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is an…

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Saudi Arabian Airlines awarded Diamond status for flight health safety
Saudi Arabia: Foreigners to be allowed to run Saudi-owned companies

Saudi Arabia: Foreigners to be allowed to run Saudi-owned companies

Saudi Arabia has decided to allow foreigners to run Saudi-owned companies. Okaz/Saudi Gazette has learned that the Ministry of Commerce has taken a decision in this regard. The second paragraph of the ministerial decision issued in the Hijri year 1426 has been revoked by Ministry…

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Saudi Arabia launches ‘Health Passport’ for COVID-19 vaccine recipients

Saudi Health Minister Tawfig F. Al Rabiah and Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) chairman Abdullah Al-Ghamdi announced the launch of “health passport” service via Tawakkalna application to identify residents who received the COVID-19 vaccine. This service aims to confirm that Saudis and expatriates…

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Saudi Arabia launches ‘Health Passport’ for COVID-19 vaccine recipients
Digital ID usable in all transactions for citizens and Expatriates

Digital ID usable in all transactions for citizens and Expatriates

Prince Bandar Al-Mashari, assistant interior minister for technical affairs, announced that under the ministry’s digital transformation drive, Saudi citizens and expats do not need to carry plastic documents like national identity, residency permit (iqama), driving license, and vehicle’s registration (istimara). The new “Absher Individuals” portal…

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Saudi Arabia launches digital ID for citizen’s

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the Civil Status Department, launched the electronic version of the national identity card of Saudi citizens. The electronic ID under the name of “Digital ID” will be available through “Absher Individuals” service of the ministry’s Absher portal application on…

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Saudi Arabia launches digital ID for citizen’s
KSA Employers do not need to provide insurance to parents and siblings of non-Saudi workers

KSA Employers do not need to provide insurance to parents and siblings of non-Saudi workers

Othman Al-Qasabi, the spokesman of the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI), clarified that employers are not required to provide mandatory health insurance to parents and siblings of their non-Saudi employees. While quoting the provisions of the Cooperative Health Insurance Law, he said, “The non-Saudi…

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Saudi Arabia resumes international flights, reopens land, sea borders from Jan 3

Saudi Arabia has resumed international flights and reopened its land and sea borders from 3rd January 2021, a Saudi Press Agency report said quoting a Ministry of Interior statement. The restrictions were imposed for a week from December 20,2020 and extended for another week to…

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Saudi Arabia resumes international flights, reopens land, sea borders from Jan 3
Welcome 2021, May This Year Be Better Than The Last

Welcome 2021, May This Year Be Better Than The Last

Let's welcome happiness and joy in the new year 2021. We at Pangea Worldwide wish you to begin the new year 2021 with a joyful heart that gives you a clear mind to decide the right track for you to follow to achieve bright and…

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Saudi Arabia to announce lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions ‘later’

Saudi Arabia will announce the lifting of travel restrictions for citizens and residents traveling to and from Saudi Arabia “later,” a source at the Ministry of Interior announced in a statement on Tuesday. The latest announcement was in reference to an older statement issued on…

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Saudi Arabia to announce lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions ‘later’