November 28, 2022

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Saudi Arabia reopens visa-on-arrival scheme for US, UK and Schengen visa holders

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Saudi Arabia has re-opened the Visa-on-Arrival scheme, which allows valid visa holders from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Schengen area to enter its territory.

The move comes two weeks after Saudi Arabia lifted all entry restrictions on the corona epidemic, and conditions have returned to normal before the outbreak, the Ogas newspaper reported.

Holders of one of the three visas and those traveling on one of the national airlines, Saudi Airlines, Flynas and FlyDeal, can obtain a 12-month tourist visa upon arrival in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, without the need to submit a pre-application. .

Visitors with a valid USA, UK or Schengen area visa are required; Use it at least once to enter the visa-issued region before entering Saudi Arabia. Citizens of countries eligible for the Electronic Visa Program, launched in 2019, have the option of Visa On Arrival, and all visitors must receive medical care. Insurance against corona risks; Upon arrival at all Saudi International Airports.

Speaking at the event, Ahmed al-Qadib, Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Tourism Authority, said: “Saudi Arabia is one of the most accessible destinations in the world today, whether it is for tourism, trade or entertainment. The rituals of Hajj and Umrah reaffirm the invitation and welcome to all visitors and tourists from different parts of the world to accelerate the growth of the tourism sector, create jobs and invest; To experience the treasures of Saudi tourism, places, identities, culture, tradition, generosity and welcome, known about the true Saudi community.

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