Previously, Saudi Arabia required all restaurants to have one entrance for families and women, and another for men on their own [Reuters]

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, authorities have said, in a move upending a major hallmark of conservative restrictions that had been in place for decades. 

Previously, Saudi Arabia required all restaurants to have one entrance for families and women, and another for men on their own. Unrelated men and women have for decades been barred from mixing in public places in the country.

The ministry of municipalities and rural affairs announced on Twitter on Sunday this would no longer be mandatory.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has eased other restrictions in

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