Up to 10 fully vaccinated people can now sit together
According to an announcement from the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Village Affairs, the maximum number of people allowed to sit together at cafés and restaurants has increased from five to 10 diners per table.
This is subject to each diner being fully vaccinated and is effective immediately. Vaccination status will be verified by F&B venues through the Tawakkalna app, which is mandatory in Saudi Arabia for visitors and residents alike.
Despite the relaxation of regulations, the ministry reminded the public to continue to observe social distancing protocols and wear face masks in public.
Saudi Arabia recently mandated that those who are unvaccinated won’t be able to access public transport and government buildings. They are also not permitted to participate in cultural, recreational, sports or tourism activities.