Saudi Arabia Tourist Visas
If Saudi Arabia had been on your travel list, it will soon get easier to get the. The kingdom will for the first time offer tourist visas to a range of nationalities as it pushes to make tourism a pillar of its economy. The announcement of the visa is scheduled for Friday.
Saudi Arabia‘s goals, as part of its Vision 2030 agenda, include increasing the economic contribution of tourism from a current 3% to 10% of GDP by 2030 and bringing international and domestic visits to 100 million annually by the same time. Currently Saudi Arabia’s foreign tourism market relies almost exclusively on religious pilgrims coming to the country for Hajj.
Visas can be obtained through one of these options:
- Visa on arrival, at one of the Kingdom entry points.
- From a Custodia of Two Holy Mosques representatives abroad.
The following nationalities can request a tourist visa to visit Saudi Arabia:
- Brunei Darussalam,
- China (People’s Rep.),
- Ireland (Rep.),
- Korea (Rep.),
- New Zealand,
- Russian Fed.,
- San Marino,
- Hong Kong (SAR China)
- Macao (SAR China)