Saudi Arabia to ease coronavirus-related restrictions on Sunday

Friday, October 15, 2021

Saudi Arabia has announced on Friday that it will start easing coronavirus-curbing restrictions and health precautions from Sunday, Oct. 17.

The Kingdom will allow the Grand Mosque in Makkah to operate at full capacity, but workers and visitors must continue wearing face masks at all times, an official source at the Ministry of Interior said.

Saudi Arabia will lift outdoor mask mandates but will still require to wear face coverings indoors.

The decision easing social distancing requirements will allow commercial outlets to operate to their full capacity, while restaurants can fill up.

Weddings gatherings will be also allowed for any number of persons, while affirming the importance of abidance by the precautionary measures.