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Saudi eVisa Update: 63 Countries Now Eligible
In an exciting development, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism has expanded its electronic tourist visa access to include nationals from 63 countries. This move is a part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 initiative, aiming to diversify its economy and elevate its tourism sector.
New Additions to the eVisa List
Recently, six more countries were added to the eVisa list: Turkiye, Thailand, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, and Mauritius. Nationals from these countries can now apply for a tourist visa either online or directly upon landing at any of Saudi Arabia’s international airports.
The e-visa boasts a validity period of one year, allowing for multiple entries and a maximum stay of up to 90 days per visit. Additionally, an online trip planner, “Visit Saudi“, is available to assist visitors in curating their own unique travel itineraries.
Furthermore, those who have a valid visa from the Schengen area, the UK, or the US and have travelled to these regions before, can also apply for the visitor eVisa. Permanent residents from the EU, Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the UK, and the US are also eligible.
Using the eVisa to Explore Saudi Arabia
With the e-visa, there are a number of opportunities awaiting you in Saudi Arabia. Not only can you delve deep into the breathtaking landscapes and rich history of the Kingdom, but you can also perform Umrah outside of the Hajj season. For those with connections in Saudi Arabia, the visa facilitates visits to friends and family. Business professionals will find it conducive to attending events, exhibitions, or conferences. Furthermore, if you’re keen on exploring the countless cultural experiences, this visa is your gateway.
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List of Eligible Countries by Continent
|CANADA||PANAMA||SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS|
|AZERBAIJAN||BRUNEI||CHINA (INCLUDING HONG KONG AND MACAU)|
| SOUTH AFRICA | MAURITIUS | SEYCHELLES |
| AUSTRALIA | NEW ZEALAND | |
In conclusion, Saudi Arabia continues to make strides in enhancing its global presence in the tourism sector. With the inclusion of these new countries, the Kingdom is poised to welcome a myriad of cultures and visitors.