The Minister of Tourism for Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb, announced today, 1 September, a Ministerial Decree that will make it quicker, easier, and more accessible to visit Saudi Arabia. The new regulations provide GCC residents, including Qatar, the option to apply for an eVisa through the online portal at www.visitsaudi.com/visa.
#Saudi welcomes GCC residents! 🇰🇼🇶🇦 🇴🇲🇧🇭🇦🇪— Visit Saudi (@VisitSaudiNow) September 1, 2022
Starting from now, anyone living in the GCC can apply for an eVisa online 😍
Are you ready? #Saudi is waiting for you.#WelcomeToArabia
Apply now:https://t.co/XruTmLmCPq pic.twitter.com/J2cASZ37Ge
The Ministerial Decree also allows residents of the UK, US and the EU to apply for a Visa on Arrival. Holders of a valid tourist or business visa from the UK, US or one of the Schengen Agreement countries may 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.
More information regarding routes to entry into the Kingdom found at www.visa.visitsaudi.com
Source: Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Tourism
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