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Visiting the Kingdom is easier than ever with Saudi’s e-Visa program

23rd March 2021 - 10:48pm

Al Ahsa Oasis, a relaxing escape with over 30 million palm trees

Al Ahsa Oasis, a relaxing escape with over 30 million palm trees

Saudi opened its doors and hearts to the world of leisure tourism in September 2019 with the launch of its tourism e-visa service. And before the global ban on international travel in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it was the fastest growing tourist destination in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Economic Impact Report.

Quick facts:

The Saudi e-Visa process is 100% digital.

It is a multiple-entry visa valid for a year, allowing tourists to stay for up to 90 days per visit, and up to 180 days per year.

Tourists from 49 eligible countries can apply for a tourist visa online through the fast and easy-to-use e-Visa portal ahead of their trip, or upon arrival in Saudi Arabia through visa kiosks at immigration.

Tourists from other countries should apply for a consulate visa through Saudi embassies and consulates abroad.

Visitors from any country can gain a tourism visa-on-arrival if they have an activated and valid US, UK or Schengen visa and are travelling with a Saudi national airline (Saudia, Flynas or Flydeal).

Tourism visas cost SAR 440 plus VAT and are inclusive of mandatory health insurance.

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