2005 News Story

Kingdom easies photography rules

In a move designed to further promote tourism in the Kingdom, taking photographs in public places will no longer be prohibited, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Secretary General of the Supreme Commission for Tourism (SCT) said today following the 12th meeting of the Board of Directors of the tourism commission.  Prince Sultan bin Salman said the decision will enter into force by May 2006 to give relevant agencies and installations time to prepare for the rule changes.

The new rule grants major civilian, military and industrial institutions authority to set their own rules.