Austria to accept Saudi driver's license

You don't need an international driver's license while visiting Austria anymore. Your Saudi driver's license will suffice. (Reuters)
Updated 06 June 2016

Austria to accept Saudi driver's license

RIYADH: The Saudi driver's license will now be valid in Austria too, according to an announcement made by the Directorate General of the Traffic Department in Riyadh.
The Austrian authorities have officially recognized the Saudi driver's license, allowing the holders of such licenses to drive their vehicles in Austria,” an official from the directorate general said here.
The decision came after coordinated discussions of the issue between the Saudi General Department of Traffic and its Austrian counterpart, he noted, recalling that the deal was negotiated on a directive from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior.
The local driver's license is currently accepted in all GCC countries as well as some other countries.
A frequent Saudi traveler told Arab News that in countries such as the United States and the UK, he did not have any problem using his Saudi driver's license to rent cars.
A local travel agent said that the people from Saudi Arabia normally take an international driver's license with them to avoid any hassles at the other end.
He said the such licenses are issued to anybody who has a Saudi license on a payment of a modest fee by accredited agents in the Kingdom. An expatriate holding a Saudi driver's license will not be issued an international driver's license for use in his country.


Saudi Arabia records 27 more deaths from COVID-19

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Saudi Arabia records 27 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 313,786
  • A total of 4,569 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 27 more deaths from the coronavirus and 561 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 75 were recorded in Makkah, 51 in Jeddah, 37 in Madinah, 34 in Riyadh and 29 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 313,786 after 1,102 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,569 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.