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Saudi Arabia Allows Unmarried Foreign Couple to Share Hotel Room

The decision is in line with the country’s reforms to boost tourism.

Rabat – Saudi Arabia will now allow unmarried foreign couples to share hotel rooms as part of its reforms to boost tourism.

Traditionally, foreign couples had to prove their marriage through a document in order to get a hotel room. 

However, with the new reforms under the leadership of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, couples are no longer in need of a document to prove they are married to stay in a hotel room.

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The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage said in a statement that only Saudi nationals are “asked to show family ID or proof of relationship when checking into hotels.”

The statement added  that all women including Saudis “can book and stay in hotels alone, providing ID at check-in.” 

On September 27, Saudi Arabia announced updates on its visa regulations, allowing  the entry of travelers from 52 countries and territories. The new visa regulations came into effect on September 28.

In addition, female foreign tourists are not required to comply with the Saudi dress code if they dress up modestly.

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