Welcome to Realtime Official Blog where you can find latest news on regulatory changes in Middle East and Africa. 

As the activity is disrupted by the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the region, here is a interactive map of the status. You can access the list of countries below. 

 

Update June 22th

  • Algeria, ANF: Business as usual. Slow Down. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Algeria, ARPCE: Business as usual. Slow Down. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Angola, INACOM: INACOM suspended office hours and physical attendance. Slow Down. Next update on 27/04/2020
  • Bahrain, DWLFM/TRA: Work from home. Small Impact
  • Benin, ARCEP: Work from home . Small Impact
  • Botswana, BOCRA: Business as usual. Small Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Burkina Faso, ARCEP: Business as usual . No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Burundi, ARCT: Business as usual . No Impact
  • Cameroon, ART: Business as usual . No Impact
  • Cape Verde, ARME: Business as usual. No Impact
  • Central African Republic, ARCEP: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Chad, ARCEP: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Comoros, ANRTIC: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo, ARPTC: ARPTC is back operational; they limited customers visits to its premises; curfew extended to June 7th 2020. No Impact. Next update on 09/06/2020
  • Egypt, NTRA: Egypt NTRA announced the continuity of its services, no disruption expected for the moment. Small Impact
  • Equatorial Guinea, ORTEL: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Ethiopia, MIT : Staff is working remotely from home. No Impact
  • Gabon, ARCEP: Business as usual. No impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Gambia, PURA: The government instructed all institutions to reduce staff. Slow Down
  • Ghana, NCA: business is back to usual with precautionary measures; restrictions still applied up to May 26th 2020. Slow Down. Next update on 09/06/2020
  • Guinea, ARPT : State of emergency extended until November 15. No impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Guinea-Bissau, ARN: Delay expected. Slow Down. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Iraq, CMC: Delays expected. Slow Down. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Ivory Coast, ARTCI: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Jordan, TRA: TRC resumed work on April 29th 2020, they are increasing the staff number gradually, they are now operating with 30% employees. Slow Down. Next update on 09/06/2020
  • Kenya, CA: Authority working from home. Slow Down. Next update on 05/06/2020
  • Kuwait, CITRA: Kuwait resumed work week of June 30th; however please expect delay due to overload. Slow Down
  • Lebanon, MoT: Limited shifts per week Realtime expects delays. Slow Down. Next update on 04/04/2020
  • Lesotho, LCA: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Liberia, LTA: Liberia is on state of emergency for 60 days ending Mid June; Realtime contacted Authority and confirmed they are working from home; we expect delay. Slow Down. Next update on 16/06/2020
  • Libya, GACI: Country on Curfew during Eid holiday for the week, Authority fully closed, work to be resumed May 31st 2020 . No Service. Next update on 01/06/2020
  • Madagascar, ARTEC: Curfew to be lifted gradually; ARTEC is working from 7h30 AM to 1 PM; emergency state until Sunday May 31st 2020. Slow Down. Next update on 01/06/2020
  • Malawi, MACRA: Delays can be expected.. Slow Down. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Mali, AMRTP: AMRTP is still operational with reduction of working office hours . Small Impact. Next update on 15/06/2020
  • Mauritania, ARE: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Mauritius, ICTA: Curfew extended to June 1st; 2020, Authority is still electronically operational, realtime expects some delay, visits to Authority after lockdown will be upon appointment. Slow Down. Next update on 02/06/2020
  • Morocco, ANRT : Country is still under emergency alert, however no impotact, business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 11/06/2020
  • Mozambique, ARECOM: Authority can work online with approval process. No impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Namibia, CRAN: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Niger, ARCEP: Business as usual. Small Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Nigeria, NCC: Country can go into a second lockdown because of Malaria not COVID, Slow down also caused by new migration to a new online system. Slow Down. Next update on 02/06/2020
  • Oman, TRA: TRA Staff are working remotely, approval process is ongoing, but collection of certificate is possible only after Staff are back to office, expected on May 29th 2020. Slow Down. Next update on 01/06/2020
  • Palestine, MTIT West bank: Business as usual. No Impact
  • Palestine, MTIT Ghaza: Business as usual. No Impact
  • Qatar, CRA: CRA published precautionary measures to fight COVID-19, no shutdown reported yet . No Impact
  • Republic of Congo, ARPCE: Overnight curfew is maintained, Authority is operational. No Impact. Next update on 16/06/2020
  • Rwanda, RURA: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Saudi Arabia, CITC: CITC employees are working from home, no disruption expected. Small Impact
  • Senegal, ARTP: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Sierra Leone, NATCOM: Staff reduced on site. Slow Down. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Somalia, NCA: Authority working remotely. Slow Down. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • South Africa, ICASA: ICASA suspended receiving applications and samples physically from applicants, realtime’s applications with no samples are not suffering any delays for the moment. Small Impact
  • South Sudan, NCA: Business as usual. Small Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Sudan, TPRA: Sudan extended curfew to June 29th, Type approval department in TPRA isn’t operational even if authority is partially open. Small Impact. Next update on 29/06/2020
  • Swaziland, ECCOM/SCCOM: Business as usual. Small Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Syria, SyTRA: Government institutions including SyTRA reduced staff working time to 20%, realtime confirmed that Starting May 31st, SyTRA will be 100% operational. Slow Down. Next update on 02/06/2020
  • Togo, ARTP: Authority operational with reduction of working hours; the are working from 9AM to 4PM. Slow Down. Next update on 16/06/2020
  • Tunisia, CERT: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Uganda, UCC: Business as usual. Small Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • United Arab Emirates, TRA: Work from home. No Impact
  • Yemen, MTIT: MTIT resumed work with limited Staff; security situation in the country is unstable. Slow Down. Next update on 21/11/2020
  • Zambia, ZICTA: Process is fully functional. Leadtime will not be affected. No Impact. Next update on 19/11/2020
  • Zimbabwe, POTRAZ: Business as usual. No impact. Next update on 19/11/2020