Saudi requires sailors working in territorial waters to obtain work visas
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Saudi requires sailors working in territorial waters to obtain work visas

Saudi requires sailors working in territorial waters to obtain work visas

Saudi Arabia's Border Guard has said foreign sailors are now required to obtain work and visitor's visas if they work in regional waters, particularly those employed in the Eastern Province for Saudi Aramco, Arab News has reported. Under the new system, they will no longer be allowed to use their seaman's passport, a document that allows them to enter any country's territorial waters for a set period. They will be able to get visas from the foreign affairs ministry, to comply with labour ministry regulations regarding temporary work permits. A source at the national committee of the Council of Saudi Chambers said the new rules only affects the King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam and the port of Ras Tannoura, and certain related sectors in the Eastern Region.

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