Saudi Arabia

Saudi: 7 Months for Foreign Owners of Cattle To Take Them Out

Saudi Arabia has given foreign owners of cattle seven months to take their animals out of the kingdom or face penalties.

The deadline, announced by the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, started on February 18.

The measure is part of the ministry’s efforts to preserve the vegetation in the kingdom, limit overgrazing and enhance the utilisation of vital resources in Saudi Arabia.

With the expiry of the deadline, the ministry will begin taking measures against the non-compliant cattle owners and shepherds including revocation of entry permits and implementation of an export mechanism for grazing cattle.

The ministry has called on non-Saudi owners to make use of the grace period and take out their cattle by registering via an e-platform Naama.


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