The General Sports Authority (GSA) on Sunday announced the details of the new electronic visa system, Sharek, which has gone live and will allow international motor racing fans to travel to the Kingdom for the Dec. 15 Formula E race, the Saudia Ad Diriyah E Prix near Riyadh.
Via www.sharek.sa/formulae, travelers who buy a ticket for the race can obtain a 14-day visa for SR640, the equivalent of approximately $170.
That allows for full entrance to the event and free mobility within specific Saudi territories.
Applicants simply need to complete their personal details online, upload a photograph and a copy of their passport, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will then confirm eligibility within seconds. After payment, the visa will be emailed to the international traveler and this can be printed and used to enter Saudi Arabia.
Tickets for the Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix start from SR395 for a seat in the grandstand and concert access and are available at www.sharek.sa/formulae. International travelers are limited to one ticket per visa.