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Saudi: GCC residents can now apply for eVisa through online portal

Saudi Arabia announced new regulations that enable GCC residents the option to apply for an eVisa and allows residents of the UK, US and the EU to apply for a Visa on Arrival.

The minister of tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb signed Thursday on a Ministerial Decree that will make it quicker, easier and more accessible to visit Saudi Arabia.

Holders of a valid tourist or business visa from the UK, US or one of the Schengen Agreement countries continue to be able to apply for a Visa on Arrival, provided that it has been used at least once to enter the country granting the visa.

The ministerial decree removes the requirement of many would-be visitors to attend their country’s Embassy before entering Saudi Arabia, increasing opportunities for potential travellers through a simplified visitor journey.

Tourist visas are no exception with over 1 million eVisas having been issued since their launch in 2019.


Saudi Gazette

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