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Saudi Arabia to link event tickets to Covid-19 tracking app

The kingdom’s Tawakkalna app was launched last year to help track Covid-19 infections

A deal has been signed to integrate tickets for events held in Saudi Arabia into the Tawakkalna health app.

Tawakkalna was launched last year to help track Covid-19 infections. It has since been updated to include vaccination information and infection status, while also functioning as a Covid-19 passport.

Under the new agreement, ticketing companies approved by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) will be linked to the Tawakkalna platform, so that tickets can be sold electronically and the user’s tickets can appear on the app.

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The deal was signed between the GEA and the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), which developed the app, in Riyadh. The agreement is aimed at facilitating people’s experience at events and promoting safety, with Tawakkalna supporting the kingdom’s efforts in managing the pandemic.

GEA chairman of the board of directors Turki Al-Sheikh highlighted the role of the agreement in creating a safe environment for Saudi citizens, saying: “The GEA seeks to use technology to improve all procedures that help organisers hold their events and obtain licenses or permits, in the best and easiest possible way, in cooperation with all relevant authorities.”

Tawakkalna has contributed to achieving the digital transformation goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform programme. It has helped to deliver state initiatives and services on a single platform for the kingdom’s citizens, residents and visitors.

Visit the Tawakkalna website for more information.

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