Saudia Arabia will ban all citizens and residents unvaccinated against the Chinese coronavirus from entering nearly all public spaces starting August 1, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs announced Tuesday.
“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 in a statement issued July 20, referring to Chinese coronavirus vaccinations.
The municipal establishments banning unvaccinated people from entry starting August 1 include “malls, shopping centers, retail stores, and markets,” according to the press release.
“People will also need to show proof of vaccine to be allowed entry into restaurants, cafes, men’s barbershops, beauty salons, [and] wedding and party halls,” Al Arabiya reported on July 21.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on May 18 first reported on the Saudi government’s plan to ban