Linking all traffic fines and road violations across Gulf countries is now a reality. During the 40th meeting of the GCC Interior Ministers in Muscat, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) announced the implementation of an electronic system that connects traffic violations.
Jassim Mohammed Al Budaiwi, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, highlighted that this initiative aims to enhance traffic safety and provide unified traffic services for citizens of the GCC.
During the 19th meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council joint working group revealed plans for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE to establish a shared system for exchanging road violation information.
Furthermore, recent news confirmed the upcoming introduction of a GCC common tourism visa, scheduled to be implemented between 2024 and 2025. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, stated that the next steps involve the development of specific regulations and legislation for the visa.
The introduction of the linked traffic fines system and the forthcoming common tourism visa are integral parts of the GCC’s long-term tourism strategy! Aiming to boost the sector’s contribution to the GDP and establish the GCC as a premier global destination for both regional and international tourists.