Advice for British Citizens Stuck in KSA

Now that the British government has strongly recommended British citizens traveling abroad to return home, the British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Neil Crompton, has provided the below advice to those who are currently located in the Kingdom but are not working or resident. Please follow the below information and include yourself on the mailing list…
Read more »

Week 12 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia announced 50 billion riyals (Dh48.78 billion, $13.3 billion) in budget spending cuts after the crash in oil prices and the coronavirus outbreak affected its public finances. In other news, Saudi Arabia has announced a massive SR120 billion ($31.93 billion) package to decisively address the unprecedented economic impact and consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19)…
Read more »

COVID-19 Update

As of the 16th March, the Saudi Arabian government has put the following procedures in place to slow the spread of COVID-19: All government workplaces will be closed for a period of two weeks; excluding health, security and military sectors. All commercial stores will be closed with the exception of pharmacies and super / hypermarkets….
Read more »

Week 11 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has suspended all international flights for two weeks, beginning on Sunday 15th March, to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. However, some flights will be allowed to travel in exceptional cases. In other news, the Ministry of Interior has allowed the extension of the duration of stays on all visit visas in…
Read more »

COVID-19 Update – MOI Allows Extension of all Visit Visas

The Ministry of Interior has released a statement allowing the holders of all visit visas to extend their stay duration in the Kingdom via their sponsor. The sponsor should be able to process the extension online but if this is not possible, a Ministry of Interior passport office will be able to manually process the…
Read more »

COVID-19 – Force Majeure in Saudi

Covid-19 – Contract Management Hints & Tips…. We have received lots of enquiries this week from clients who are delivering projects in the Kingdom and are concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on their ability to perform their contracts. The below hints and tips are based on our experience of managing similar ‘force majeure’ issues…
Read more »

Carbon60 Can Mitigate Staffing Issues from COVID-19

Saudi COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Giving You a Headache? Carbon60 is a specialist provider of people solutions into the Middle East. Together with  Arabian Enterprise Incubators, Carbon60 can aid you by utilising their bench of ready to go talent to rapidly deploy staff within 2 weeks (including visa application). This can provide short term placements helping…
Read more »

Coronavirus Travel Guidance

As we have all seen, the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has progressed from a regional to a global crisis, affecting travel and health. The situation in the Kingdom continues to evolve and currently there have been two confirmed cases in the Eastern Province. Can I travel to the Kingdom for a business trip?…
Read more »

Week 10 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has banned travel to Kuwait, the UAE, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, Korea, Egypt, Italy and Iran while also suspending all schools, universities and educational institutions in the Kingdom starting on Monday as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. In other news, oil prices are set for their biggest one-day decline after Saudi Arabia…
Read more »

Week 09 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is to launch a female football league, two years after women were first allowed into stadiums in the Gulf kingdom. Officials say the aim of the latest move is to boost female participation in sport. In other news, Saudi Aramco is starting early preparations for an international listing, just months after the oil…
Read more »