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14 Oct 2019 | 08:55 AM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Authorities expand tourist visa applications October 13

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Authorities expand tourist visa applications to US, UK, and EU visa holders October 13

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Saudi Arabia

Event

Saudi authorities have announced on Sunday, October 13, that tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now open to travelers who hold a visa from the US, UK, and country members of the EU Schengen zone. The visas can be acquired online or upon arrival at Saudi airports, are valid for up to one year and cost USD 120.

Context

In September 2019, the Kingdom launched a new tourist visa system allowing citizens from 49 countries, mainly in Europe, North America, and Asia to apply for tourist visas in an attempt to diversify its economy and establish a tourism industry.

Advice

Individuals traveling to Saudi Arabia are advised to contact their nearest Saudi embassy or consulate for more information regarding entry requirements.

 

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