The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has started extending the validity of iqamas (residency permit) and exit and re-entry visas of expatriates, who are outside the Kingdom, as well as the validity of visit visas automatically without fees until 31 Aug.

In other news, Saudi citizens will require two COVID-19 vaccine doses before they can travel outside the kingdom from 9 Aug, state news agency SPA reported on Monday. The decision was made in accordance with preventive and precautionary measures by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

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