Saudi News

Only ATM card will be accepted for Grocery or Shopping.

Saudi Arabian Monitory Authority (SAMA) announced that all kind of shopping should be done by debit card to reduce the cash transactions. All grocery stores and Small Shops and super stores (Bakala & Tamwinat) are ordered to arrange the electronic payment device to accept the debit card to receive the payments from customers.

This initiative is among all the precautionary steps taken by government to combat the corona virus. according to this initiative it is obligatory for all the stores to provide electronic payment system from 10 May 2020.

It has detected that cash exchange is also causing the spread of corona virus, not only in Saudi Arabia, many other countries also reported this. World Health Organization(WHO) is also pushing people to use contact-less payments.