WATCH: Bahraini, Saudi women filmed crossing borders after driving ban lifted

Saudi women were officially able to drive at the stroke of midnight on June 24. (Twitter)

A group of Bahraini women could not hold their excitement at being the “first” to drive into Saudi Arabia since the kingdom lifted its ban on women drivers on Sunday.

The women filmed the moment they crossed the border.

Tweet reads: Nadia Fayez, first Bahraini to enter Saudi Arabia while driving after the ban was lifted.

They received documentation to prove they were the first Bahraini females to drive into the kingdom, according to the video.

Previously, Bahraini women would have to switch with a male driver before entering into Saudi Arabia.

Another video showed the first Saudi woman to enter the kingdom from Kuwait, according to the border officer who filmed the moment.

Tweet reads: Saudi women crossing into their country through Al-Khafji border, Kuwait.

Saudi women were officially able to drive at the stroke of midnight on June 24 as a royal decree granting them the right to drivers’ licenses came into effect.

Traffic departments have begun implementing carefully planned procedures in preparation for the influx of cars expected to be on the roads.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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