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Posted by : Aahil Shaik Aug 2, 2019
Saudi Arabia now allows Women to travel Independently without Male or Guardian approval
Women in Saudi Arabia no longer require a permission from a male guardian or family member to travel or obtain a passport, according to a new Royal decree signed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The right of every Saudi national to get a passport and limits the need for a guardian's approval now only to minors. The Royal decree is gender neutral and does not any restrictions specific to women.
- Saudi authorities have addressed all limitation in the system that halting women from living their lives securely and free from unnecessary difficulties.
- The new amendments are designed to lift the restriction on Saudi women in the society, which includes the right to apply for passport and travel independently.
- The developments of women have been a long time coming, it also includes issuing driving licenses to women in Saudi Arabia, The leadership in the Kingdom has proved its commitment on gender equality.