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Things forbidden in Saudi Arabia
Things forbidden in Saudi Arabia

The country approved a new visa to allow the entry of foreigners for solely tourist reasons

Saudi Arabia has opened up to the world. Just a couple of weeks ago he presented, for the first time in the history of the kingdom, a visa to allow the entry of foreigners solely for tourist reasons.

Things forbidden in Saudi Arabia

1 Inappropriate dress

Women are no longer forcibly required to wear an abaya (a tunic that covers the entire body), but they must have their shoulders and knees covered.

Additionally, no person may wear only underwear or pajamas in public, or wear clothing with obscene words or symbols that invite discrimination, racism, drug use or promote pornography.

Fine: 100 riyals first time; 200 repeat offenders. In the case of wearing clothing that promotes discrimination, racism, pornography or drug use, the fine amounts to 500 riyals for the first time; one thousand repeat offenders.

2 Tokens of affection

 local culture do not spoil public display. Furthermore, indecent behavior, including any act of a sexual nature, is punishable.

Fine: 3,000 riyals, first time; 6 thousand rials, repeat offenders. Fines are per participant.

3 Music

Muslims pray five times a day, for about half an hour each time. In these periods, the area, music is not allowed and that is why it is turned off in public places and some shops even close briefly.

Fine: Thousand rials, first time; 2 thousand riyals, repeat offenders.

 

4 Graffiti

Scratching, whether writing or drawing, on public transport or on walls is punishable. It is prohibited to place slogans or images that promote racism, pornography or the use of drugs in public transport vehicles.

Fine: 100 riyals, first time; 200 rials, repeat offenders.

5 Littering

Littering in non-designated areas or spitting is not allowed.

 

Fine: 500 riyals, first time; thousand rials, repeat offenders.

 

6 Do not pick up pet waste

The owner of the pets will have to pay a fine in case of , not picking the waste of their animals.

Fine: 100 riyals, first time; 200 rials, repeat offenders.

7 Take photos

 

Not all places can be photographed and people must be photographed before doing so. Taking photos or videos of people, traffic accidents, crimes or other incidents without permission is punishable by a fine and the removal of the material.

Fine: Thousand rials, first time; 2 thousand riyals, repeat offenders.

8 Crossing barriers

 

Crossing barriers to enter public places is prohibited.

 

Fine: 500 riyals, first time; thousand rials, repeat offenders.

 

9 Lighting bonfires

 

Lighting bonfires in non-designated places in parks and public places is subject to a fine.

 

Fine: 100 riyals, first time; 200 rials, repeat offenders.

 

10 not respecting places

Occupying the seats and areas designated for disabled people generates penalties.

Fine: 200 riyals, first time; 400 rials, repeat offenders.

11 Drugs

Entering, selling, buying or using drugs is illegal in Saudi Arabia.

Penalty: Drug trafficking is punishable by beheading. After all, its use and consumption is punishable by public flogging or deportation.

12 Eating in public

 

For one month, annually, Ramadan occurs. According to sources, At this time, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, making it disrespectful to eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum in public during the day.

 

Penalty: The penalty, for foreigners, is expulsion from the country. In some cases, those who do not know the law are given a warning before applying sanctions.

13 Homosexuality

 

Same-sex relationships and displays of support for the LGBTI community, including on social media, can be grounds for sanction.

 

Penalty: He goes from jail to death penalty.

14 Alcohol

 

The sale, purchase and consumption of alcohol is not ligal in Saudi Arabia. Nor can you enter the country with alcoholic beverages.

 

Penalty: This is a crime punishable by imprisonment.

15 skip the line

 

Skipping waiting lines in public places is a fine.

 

Fine: 50 riyals, first time; 100 riyals, repeat offenders.

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shymali Prasad

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