Saudi Women Now Free to Stay Alone in Hotels
Travel Blog • Michael Yessis • 01.23.08 | 11:02 AM ET
Facing criticism for its restrictions on women, the Saudi Arabian government said this week that individual Saudi women no longer need a male guardian to stay in a hotel or a furnished apartment within the Kingdom. However, hotels must send information about the traveler to local police, according to the AP.
It’s a small step, but there’s a long way to go.
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