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 May 29th

  • Algeria, ANF: Working with¬† 50% of staff . Slow Down. Next update on 15/06/2020
  • Algeria, ARPCE: ARPCE has resumed work.. Slow Down. Next update on 15/06/2020
  • 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: Lockdown lifted . Small Impact. Next update on 19/06/2020
  • Burkina Faso, ARCEP: Business as usual . No Impact. Next update on 20/06/2020
  • 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 16/06/2020
  • Chad, ARCEP: Big cities are in quarantine, but no impact on authority. No Impact. Next update on 12/06/2020
  • Comoros, ANRTIC: Business as usual. Small Impact. Next update on 15/06/2020
  • 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 20/06/2020
  • Ethiopia, MIT : Staff is working remotely from home. No Impact
  • Gabon, ARCEP: ARCEP’s guichet unique is re-opening May 28 and reducing staff. Delays are expected. Slow Down. Next update on 10/06/2020
  • 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 : Authority only works 3 days a week.State of emergency extended until June 15. Slow Down. Next update on 15/06/2020
  • Guinea-Bissau, ARN: Authority is operational only from 8 Am to 12 pm. Slow Down. Next update on 10/06/2020
  • Iraq, CMC: CMC is operational again. No Impact. Next update on 12/06/2020
  • Ivory Coast, ARTCI: Curfew lifted. State of emergency mantained until May 30. Small Impact. Next update on 01/06/2020
  • 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 extended Curfew to May 31st; work is suspended in all public sectors. No Service. Next update on 31/05/2020
  • Lebanon, MoT: Limited shifts per week Realtime expects delays. Slow Down. Next update on 04/04/2020
  • Lesotho, LCA: Lockdown eased. Small Impact. Next update on 05/06/2020
  • 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: Staff¬† working on shifts. Only a few employees will on site, the rest is working remotely. Delays expected.. Slow Down. Next update on 30/05/2020
  • 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 01/06/2020
  • 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 : Curfew has been extended until June 10th. ANRT employees are working from home, no disruption nor delays expected for the moment. No Impact. Next update on 11/06/2020
  • Mozambique, ARECOM: Country is in state of emergency until June 30th. Authority can work online with approval process. Small Impact. Next update on 30/06/2020
  • Namibia, CRAN: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 14/06/2020
  • Niger, ARCEP: Emergency state until July 11. Authority is working with minimal service and staff rotation. Slow Down. Next update on 14/06/2020
  • Nigeria, NCC: Curfew to be lifted gradually, NCC resumed work on May 4th, but will be working Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. 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 14/06/2020
  • Saudi Arabia, CITC: CITC employees are working from home, no disruption expected. Small Impact
  • Senegal, ARTP: Business as usual. No Impact. Next update on 05/06/2020
  • Sierra Leone, NATCOM: Authority is planning to reduce staff on site and ask them to work from home. Small impact expected so far. Slow Down. Next update on 29/05/2020
  • Somalia, NCA: Situation is stable. NCA is working remotely. Some delay expected. Slow Down. Next update on 01/06/2020
  • 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: Authority resumed work . Small Impact. Next update on 15/06/2020
  • Sudan, TPRA: TPRA reduced staff and most of employees are working from home; realtime expects delays. Small Impact
  • Swaziland, ECCOM/SCCOM: Partial lockdown extended until June19. Authority informed us that they would work from home and that could impact leadtime. Small Impact. Next update on 19/06/2020
  • 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: Lockdown measures are being progressively eased. Tunisian customs are back to normal. Small Impact. Next update on 02/06/2020
  • Uganda, UCC: Lockdown restrictions will be eased starting May 26. Slow Down. Next update on 07/06/2020
  • United Arab Emirates, TRA: Work from home. No Impact
  • Yemen, MTIT: MTIT closed due to Curfew until June 1st, the authority will take the opportunity to review the process . No Service. Next update on 02/06/2020
  • Zambia, ZICTA: Process is fully functional. Leadtime will not be affected. No Impact. Next update on 07/06/2020
  • Zimbabwe, POTRAZ: Lockdown extended for an indefinite period. Authority working from home. Slow Down. Next update on 06/06/2020