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Saudi citizens married to foreigners can now to travel through border points. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Dubai: Saudi citizens married to foreigners can now to travel through border points in a new measure to further facilitate their movements while international air travel is suspended because of the pandemic, it was announced yesterday.

“The General Directorate of Passports announced the issuance of the royal decree to enable Saudi women married to non-Saudis to travel, whether accompanied by their husbands or joining their husbands abroad, upon providing proof of marriage certificate to officials at the port of departure,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency said.

Travel permit

The same applies for Saudi men married to non-Saudi women, whether they reside outside of the Kingdom due to work or other circumstances preventing them from coming to the country, the statement added.

The passports authority said that in the event that citizens are not able to provide documents proving their spouse is outside the Kingdom and unable to return, then they can apply for a travel permit via the Absher application.