Saudi Arabia: COVID-19 violations could lead to dining ban
Failures to maintain social distancing measures could result in a ban of dining at restaurants, according to the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing.
The ministry said in a statement that updated health protocols for restaurants and cafes have been issued by the Public Health Authority (Weqaya).
Under the new protocols, the limit for the number of people who can dine at one table has been abolished. However, the space between two tables must be a minimum of three meters.
Entry to restaurants and eateries is limited to those who have completed their vaccination schedule with immune status on the Tawakkalna application. Those excluded from taking the vaccine on medical grounds have been exempted from this requirement.
The health status shall be verified by obligating customers to scan the QR code for automated verification of health status before entering restaurants and cafes.