In a ‘wow’ for tourism, Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism for Saudi Arabia has signed a Ministerial Decree that can make it faster, simpler, and extra accessible to visit Saudi Arabia.
The new laws present GCC residents the choice to apply for an eVisa by means of the web portal at www.visitsaudi.com/visa, and permits residents of the UK, US and the EU to apply for a Visa on Arrival.
Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism of Saudi Arabia, mentioned: “Elevating the visitor experience is at the heart of the tourism sector’s future. Through harnessing digital innovation and streamlining the traveller journey, Saudi Arabia is welcoming more and more visitors from all corners of the globe. On track to deliver our ambitious Vision 2030 goals, this is an important step as we develop a sustainable, resilient and competitive tourism sector while also delivering for our people. Tourism bridges cultures and connects communities, it provides opportunities and uplifts neighborhoods, and I am proud to lead the Ministry as we build this future together.”
Holders of a sound vacationer or enterprise visa from the UK, US or one of many Schengen Agreement nations proceed to have the ability to apply for a Visa on Arrival, supplied that it has been used a minimum of as soon as to enter the nation granting the visa.
The Ministerial Decree removes the requirement of many would-be guests to attend their nation’s Embassy earlier than coming into Saudi Arabia, growing alternatives for potential travellers by means of a simplified customer journey.
The Ministry of Tourism leads the event of the sector in Saudi Arabia, growing coverage and driving initiatives which might be delivering fast development within the Kingdom. Tourist visas aren’t any exception with over 1 million eVisas having been issued since their launch in 2019.