Week 14 – News Update from the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is taking unprecedented action in delaying the release of its international crude selling prices by five days as the kingdom and other major producers seek to halt the free-fall in worldwide crude prices. In other news, The Saudi government will cover 60 per cent of the salaries of private-sector workers in industries hit…
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Week 13 – News Update from the Kingdom

The Saudi Interior Ministry said it is extending the suspension of international and internal flights as well as work at private and public sectors, the state-run news agency reported Saturday. The statement said the indefinite suspension was among efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. In other news, Saudi Arabia’s central bank is ordering…
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Saudi Arabia Curfew and Summary of Measures

Summary of Movement & Flight Restrictions – UPDATED Sunday 29th March 2020 The Authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continue to implement policies to try and contain the spread of Covid-19. The measures are well communicated through official websites in both English and Arabic and we have included a summary of all relevant restrictions…
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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…
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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)…
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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….
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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