It was quite recently when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia opened its doors to tourists. Ever since then, people have been visiting the country for its warm hospitality and wondrous sites. Not to mention, besides the normal visa, one can also apply for an E-visa for Saudi Arabia provided, they are eligible for the same. And recently, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expanded its tourist E-visa programme to a few more nations. Here’s everything you need to know about all the nations that are now eligible for this visa and how to apply for one.
Saudi Arabia Expands Tourist E-Visa To More Nations
If you are from 🇹🇷, 🇹🇭,🇲🇺, 🇸🇨, 🇵🇦 or Saint Kitts and Nevis you can now apply for an e-Visa to visit Saudi with multiple entries – perfect for attending events, visiting family, Umrah or taking in the amazing sights of Saudi.#eVisa #VisitSaudi #Tourism pic.twitter.com/VyTcROcC4m
— Visit Saudi (@VisitSaudi) October 17, 2023
In a recent development by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it was revealed that now a few more nations will be able to apply for an E-visa to this country. Yes, this announcement was made by the Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday, which was also re-iterated by the official website of Visit Saudi on X (formerly Twitter). Coming to the six nations, now the countries of Turkiye, Thailand, Panama, Seychelles, Mauritius, and St Kitts and Nevis will be able to apply for an E-visa to the kingdom. So, basically what this means is that people from these countries can either request a tourist visa online or even upon arrival at one of the international airports in the kingdom.
What Is The Benefit Of This Visa?
The Kingdom welcomes the world by expanding and streamlining the E-visa issuance to six new countries, allowing for electronic issuance or at Kingdom entry points, to provide an unforgettable travel experience. pic.twitter.com/SBdUI6yULI
— وزارة السياحة (@Saudi_MT) October 17, 2023
For those who aren’t aware, holders of tourist visas can perform Umrah outside of the Hajj season. Not to mention, they can, of course, visit their friends and also grant multiple entries. Not to mention, it allows tourists to stay in the country for up to 90 days at a time.
Who Else Is Eligible To Hold A Tourist E-Visa For Saudi Arabia?
If you are wondering about who else is allowed to apply for this visa, the countries included are as follows –
United States of America
However, other people are also eligible for visitor E-visa to the kingdom. These can be people who hold Schengen visas or even visas from the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Not to mention, those people who are permanent residents in the EU countries, GCC, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, are also allowed to apply for an E-visa in case the need arises.
How To Apply For E-Visa?
Applying for an E-visa in Saudi Arabia is fairly simple! It takes barely 15 minutes to fill up the application as it requires one to fill out all the basic information, which includes full name, nationality, and even date of birth. After this, one has to select the type of E-visa and processing time that they are looking for. Once done, they can make the payment for their application and once the same is approved, they will get their E-visa through an email. Finally, one should take out a printout of their E-visa and keep it close during their visit.
The process sounds quite simple, doesn’t it? Well, don’t forget to apply for this E-visa during your next visit to the kingdom.
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