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.