Saudi Arabia has just given women the right to travel freely
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has just rolled out a reform, making it easier for women to travel on their own.
The KSA has made many changes legally, providing women with more opportunities and freedom and the latest means they will be able to travel without a male guardian, and hold their own passports.
On July 30, the Saudi Cabinet announced the reform, which will come to effect at the end of August.
Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, tweeted that the changes are “designed to elevate the status of Saudi women within our society, including granting them the right to apply for passports and travel independently.”
I am elated to confirm that KSA will be enacting amendments to its labor and civil laws that are designed to elevate the status of Saudi women within our society, including granting them the right to apply for passports and travel independently. 1/4— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) August 2, 2019
The change in the law builds on recent changes regarding women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, which are dedicated to improve the status of women.
Recently, women were granted the opportunities to drive and run businesses independently.
“Women have always played an integral role in our country’s development, and they will continue to do so moving forward on equal footing with their male counterparts,” said Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud.