Saudi Arabia

SR1,000 fine for ignoring coronavirus precautions

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has warned that if anyone ignores COVID-19 precautionary measures such as wearing a face mask in public places or maintaining social distancing, it will attract a fine of SR 1,000.

“Anyone who deliberately violates the coronavirus precautionary and preventative measures will be punished with a fine of SR1,000” the interior ministry said on Twitter.

The violations include:

  • not wearing a face mask
  • not maintaining social distancing measures
  • refusing to have your temperature checked upon entering a private or public facility
  • not following protocols when your temperature rises to above 38 degrees Celsius