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Saudi Arabia Now Has The World’s Toughest Vaccine Rules

  • Phone app blocks the unvaccinated from resuming normal life
  • Vaccine rate is rising, cases declining but resistence remains
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A security guard stands at the entrance to every mall in Saudi Arabia’s capital, ready for a pandemic routine shoppers are getting used to: proving their vaccination status on a government phone app that tracks their location at all times.

A dystopia for opponents of vaccine requirements from the United States to France is already a reality in Saudi Arabia, which enacted what amount to some of the strictest immunization rules in the world on August 1.