Saudi Arabia says it will permanently deport expats who break covid-19 rules

clock • 1 min read

Saudi Arabia warned this morning that any foreigners residing in the Kingdom who are found to have broken any of the covid-19 lockdown rules will be deported and blacklisted from returning. Riyadh's ministry of interior issued strict guidelines on social distancing rules in March. These include forbidding any gathering in public spaces, shopping malls and shops. The Saudi broadcaster Al-Arabiya reported that offenders risk fines of 5,000 riyals ($1,330), with re-offending accruing a penalty of double this amount. Re-offending also carries the risk of prosecution by the authorities,...

To continue reading this article...

Join International Investment

Join International Investment today

Unlock members-only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, industry insights, video features and market intelligence
  • Stay ahead of the curve with spotlights on international financial centres, regional trends international advice and global industry leaders
  • Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletters
  • Hear the latest cross jurisdictional developments in wealth planning, tax, regulation, investing, retirement and protection
  • Members-only access to the Editor’s weekly news roundup newsletter
  • Members-only access to analysis via our exclusive industry polls
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes

Join now


Already a International Investment member?


Author spotlight

Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.