RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will ban all unvaccinated citizens and residents from entering public establishments, such as malls and restaurants, starting from August 1, the kingdom’s Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has announced.
Anyone who has not been inoculated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to enter malls, shopping centres, retail stores and markets, according to the ministry.
People will also need to show proof of vaccine to be allowed entry into restaurants, cafes, men’s barbershops, beauty salons, wedding and party halls.
“In continuation of the ministry’s efforts to protect the public’s health, it is required to vaccinate workers and visitors (who work in or will enter) a number of municipal establishments,” the ministry said on Twitter.
Earlier this week, the interior ministry announced that starting from August 9, all Saudi Arabian citizens will be required to have taken two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine before travelling outside the kingdom.