Saudi Arabia will now grant visitor visas to travellers from six newly eligible countries: Türkiye, Thailand, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Seychelles, and Mauritius, for leisure, business, and religious (Umrah only) travel, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Nationals of these countries can apply for a Saudi visitor visa ahead of their journey via the official e-visa portal.
“Saudi is reimagining the tourism experience, with the famously warm and generous Saudi welcome – known as Hafawah – at the heart of its plans,” a press release by the Saudi Tourism Authority said.
The visitor e-visa is valid for an entire year, grants multiple entries, and permits a stay of up to 90 days.
Visit Saudi also offers an online trip planner for visitors to easily create custom itineraries.
On September 27, 2019, the Ministry of Tourism launched the visitor visa programme, targeting 49 countries, which has now increased to 63 after the addition of a further six countries and special administrative regions.
The code will contain all the data required and information on the passenger.
The e-visa will replace the stickers for labour, visit, or residency visas.
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- United States
- Czech republic
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
- South Korea
- South Africa
- New Zealand