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

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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.

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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.



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Saudi Gazette

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