How to use Saudi Arabia’s Tawakkalna app to get movement permits?

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How to use Saudi Arabia’s Tawakkalna app to get movement permits?

The initial outbreak of Coronavirus had created havoc across the globe with the enhanced spreading rate and minimal knowledge for safety among people. All the COVID-19 affected countries took multiple measures to curb the spread of the pandemic and the government of Saudi Arabia was not behind. Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries in the world to launch coronavirus contact tracing applications during the pandemic. The official Tawakkalna mobile app was used by a significant portion of people in Saudi Arabia with the guarantee of approval from the Ministry of Health to curb the outbreak of the Covid-19.

What is Tawakkalna app?

The Tawakkalna application was developed and launched in May by Saudi Arabia to control the issuing of permits in the initial times to government and private entities when the curfew was on. The app was built via the collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA).

This app offers fast and live updates about the total number of Covid-19 infections in Saudi Arabia, that aids in the early recognition of probable contagions as users display any type of symptoms. It lets the Kingdom’s citizens or temporary residents request movement permits during an emergency at the times of curfew. It will give constant updates on the permit request status at the curfew times and inform them immediately when they are in proximity to contagious or remote regions. This app also lets you report any COVID-19 suspected cases to aid people to get optimal care and improvement in health.

How to use Saudi Arabia’s Tawakkalna app to get movement permits?

  • This app can be downloaded from the Google play store for Android phones and the Apple Store for iOS devices.
  • You have to start with the sign-up process, set a password that will lead to a verification code on the mobile number that is already registered on the online platform, “Absher”. If the Absher account is not available, then you will have to create one or make use of another person’s account to verify the mobile number via the Tawakkalna Mobile Verification service in “Absher.”
  • This process is simple through the Absher account, going to the “individuals”, “my services” then “general services” and clicking on Register a Mobile Number for Tawakkalna. You will have to fill the 3 major fields namely ID/Iqama number, date of birth, and your mobile number.
  • This mobile number that is registered via Absher account will get a verification code to aid you in creating an account on the “Tawakkalna” app. But the user Id and password for the Tawakkalna app are not interchangeable.
  • As the account is created on the app, the precise location will be identified on the map and you will have to answer some key questions about your health.
  • Then, you have to mention your dependents or family members and connected individuals like domestic workers, drivers, etc residing in the same place.
  • The app will function properly if your phone is connected to the internet and GPS is enabled all the time.

Requesting a permit:

  • The Tawakkalna mobile app permits specific movements for urgent purposes during crucial times.
  • For requesting a permit, you have to log in to your account on the app, enter Permissions and click on the “+” sign to follow a series of rules.
  • If there is a requirement of a permit for “supply within the neighborhood,” enter “Supplies,” then click “Supply within the neighborhood,” then click “Request Permission.”
  • If there is a requirement of a permit for “emergency supply”, go to “Supplies,” then click “Emergency Supply,” and mark the exact destination on the map and then click “Request Permission.”
  • If you require a “temporary permit for a driver,” click “Request a Temporary permit for a driver” and complete the necessary information.
  • For exclusive situations that demands individuals to have movement permit, the Saudi Data, and AI Authority suggests the below methods: 
  • For emergencies: You may make use of the regular “Supply” permit or “Emergency supply” permit, but there must be a strict following of the rules laid by Ministry of Interior regulations.
  • For traveling to other provinces for any personal care situation or losing a loved one the permit can be applied from the Saudi Public Security’s online service.
  • All Saudi citizens and residents are now needed to activate their Tawakkalna app as proof of their optimal health before entering offices at both public and private divisions along with commercial centers like shopping malls.
  • Arab News had reported much earlier that Majid Al-Hogail, Minister of Municipal, Rural and Housing Affairs, has ordered the municipalities and secretariats across all the regions along with Saudi governorates to enhance their activities in curbing virus outbreak and safeguard the citizens and residents.
  • Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh has already prioritized the individuals in the Kingdom to follow all safety measures to curb the spread of the virus. He also stressed the role of authorities who have strengthened their awareness campaign about the need of obeying the health and safety norms.
  • Prince Saud Bin Naif, Eastern Province governor, has ordered the implementation of similar rules in the Eastern Province regions while helping the people in need.
  • Many field inspections are carried out to supervise the non-compliance from related officials in the department.
  • Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah has appreciated the residents and citizens of Saudi Arabia for making use of the app as part of COVID-19 containment efforts Throughout the Kingdom.

Final thoughts:

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