Tourism Minister: Tourist restaurants allowed to provide delivery services to people


Published: 2020-04-13 15:50

Last Updated: 2024-04-16 17:15

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh, has announced today that tourist restaurants will be allowed to provide home-delivery services to people.

During a press briefing at the Prime Ministry building, Shweikeh confirmed that the restaurants' staff will be tested for coronavirus, confirming that restaurants should operate with a minimum number of employees of no more than 30%. 

People can pay for through an e-payment mechanism, the Minister said.

She announced the launch of a platform to receive orders from tourist restaurants that wish to provide delivery services to people according to the procedures and conditions followed, in addition to a guidebook that will allow all restaurants in the Kingdom that meet the conditions to apply for food delivery.

The Minister also said that owners and practitioners of licensed tourism professions will be exempted from fees and fines for renewing licenses for this year.

In addition, workers at the facilities affiliated with the Ministry and the Department of Antiquities are exempted from the rent allowance and returning the financial amounts received for this purpose.

"JD10 million will be allocated to maintain tourist professions and support local activities after surpassing the crisis by an additional JD5 million.

The Minister also indicated that the total amounts for achieving the government's decisions regarding the tourism sector are estimated at JD30 million.

Note: No specific list of restaurants was announced.

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