Saudi Arabia Ends Restrictive Travel Policy Towards Women

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Published on August 5, 2019 - Duration: 00:59s

Saudi Arabia Ends Restrictive Travel Policy Towards Women

Saudi Arabia Ends Restrictive Travel Policy Towards Women.

Under a new regulation issued Wednesday, Saudi women will finally be allowed to apply for passports.

In addition, Saudi women at least 21 years-old will also be permitted to travel alone.

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The previous Saudi guardianship regulation stipulated that women must travel with a male "guardian.".

The change in the country's conservative laws are part of a broader shift in Saudi Arabia.

In June of 2018, Saudi women were granted the right to drive.

Guardianship laws have restricted Saudi women to conducting simple tasks in the company of a male family member.

Saudi laws continue to force women to obtain male consent to leave prison, marry or leave a domestic abuse shelter.

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