Passenger guide updated by GACA for International flights exceptional categories

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced that it has updated its traveler's guide, after the issuance of the approval by the competent authorities in the Kingdom to allow international travel for exceptional categories, which was in line with the health protocols for this…

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Passenger guide updated by GACA for International flights exceptional categories
Travelers to Follow COVID-19 Precautionary Measures: GACA

Travelers to Follow COVID-19 Precautionary Measures: GACA

The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said in a statement on Wednesday that Individuals traveling to and from Saudi Arabia must strictly adhere to corona virus countermeasures at all times. The GACA statement came a day after International flights resumed in Saudi Arabia following…

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Saudi Ministry allows deposit of wages in e-wallets

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has allowed small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to deposit salaries of their workers in e-wallets instead of bank accounts. The sources at the ministry while speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette said that it is sufficient for SMEs to…

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Saudi Ministry allows deposit of wages in e-wallets
Saudi Arabia to lift all travel restrictions on citizens from Jan. 1, 2021.

Saudi Arabia to lift all travel restrictions on citizens from Jan. 1, 2021.

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that the restrictions would be lifted totally  on the citizens for leaving and returning to the Kingdom, with opening all land, sea and airports starting from Jan. 1, 2021 in line with the coronavirus-related precautionary measures and protocols. The GCC…

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Saudi Arabia to establish global academy for tourism training

The Council of Ministers has given the Ministry of Tourism the go ahead to open a regional office of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Riyadh as well as to establish a global academy for tourism training, revealed by the Minister of Tourism…

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Saudi Arabia to establish global academy for tourism training
Saudi Arabia provides One-month automatic iqama extension for expats abroad

Saudi Arabia provides One-month automatic iqama extension for expats abroad

The Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) has automatically extended the validity of residency permit (iqama) of expatriates who are outside the Kingdom. The extension is for a month and without any fee, in line with the directives of the highest authorities. The Jawazat said beneficiaries…

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Tawakkalna app (Covid-19 KSA) users cross 7 million; 3 new features added

The number of users of Tawakkalna application, approved by the Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of coronavirus, has crossed seven million. Three more distinctive features have been added to the app, developed by the National Information Center, to help alert the users about…

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Tawakkalna app (Covid-19 KSA) users cross 7 million; 3 new features added
Saudi GACA backs domestic tourism movement with development programs

Saudi GACA backs domestic tourism movement with development programs

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in its bid to raise the level of quality of services provided to travelers and airport visitors alike, has focused on many development projects in the Kingdom with the aim of absorbing the significant growth in air transport…

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Saudia cites requirements for travel to 25 countries; seven conditions for incoming passengers

Saudi Arabian Airlines announced seven conditions for the passengers returning to the Kingdom once the Kingdom lifts travel restrictions. The airline called on passengers to follow health instructions based on the directives issued by the Saudi health authorities. The Saudi national carrier called on people…

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Saudia cites requirements for travel to 25 countries; seven conditions for incoming passengers
Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative postponed until January

Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative postponed until January

The Future Investment Initiative (FII), Saudi Arabia’s flagship financial forum, has been postponed until early next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers said. The fourth edition of Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative which was scheduled to take place in Riyadh from October 29-31…

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Public sector staff back to work with strict guidelines

Public sector employees in Saudi Arabia returned to their workplaces on Sunday after months of working from home due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The ministry has set a number of conditions for the return of all employees to their place of work, which require…

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Public sector staff back to work with strict guidelines
Russia, Saudi Arabia to facilitate bilateral visa procedures from August 30

Russia, Saudi Arabia to facilitate bilateral visa procedures from August 30

The citizens of Saudi Arabia and Russia would become eligible for fast-track visa applications when traveling to each other's country beginning this Sunday when a bilateral interstate agreement takes effect, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing on Thursday. “From August…

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Automated payment retrieval service for customers in the near future

Talaat Hafez, spokesman for Saudi banks, said that the Saudi Payments Company (SPC) is currently working to introduce the automated payment retrieval service for customers in the near future. According to the spokesman “SPC is working to prepare the National Payments System, as well as…

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Automated payment retrieval service for customers in the near future
Saudi Arabia allows citizens in neighboring states to return directly via land ports

Saudi Arabia allows citizens in neighboring states to return directly via land ports

Saudi Arabia's General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has issued orders allowing entry of citizens and their family members and accompanying domestic workers through land ports directly from the neighboring countries. The permission for the entry covers male and female citizens, their non-Saudi family members such…

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20% Saudization to cover 117 engineering fields in private sector

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has decided to Saudize 20 % of the engineering jobs effective from the beginning of the year 2021. This will cover 117 engineering professions, with a minimum monthly salary of SAR 7000. The decision applies to…

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20% Saudization to cover 117 engineering fields in private sector