Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — Saudi Arabia has introduced the extension of its e-visa system to embody six further nations.
The Ministry of Tourism revealed that guests from Türkiye, Thailand, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, and Mauritius can now avail e-visas for functions reminiscent of leisure, enterprise, and non secular journey, restricted to Umrah.
This growth brings the overall variety of nations granted customer e-visas by Saudi Arabia to a formidable 63.
Moreover, people holding legitimate Schengen, UK, and US visas which have been beforehand utilized for entry into these respective nations are eligible for the e-visa.
Everlasting residents of EU and GCC nations, the UK, and the US are additionally included on this provision.
Saudi Arabia, in its dedication to facilitating seamless journey, continues to supply the free 96-hour Stopover Visa.
This visa permits passengers touring by way of Saudia and Flynas to take pleasure in a keep of as much as 96 hours within the nation earlier than reaching their remaining vacation spot.
This strategic initiative aligns with the broader targets outlined in Saudi Arabia’s Imaginative and prescient 2030, specializing in financial diversification and improvement.
The formidable objectives embody elevating the tourism sector’s contribution to the GDP from 3% to over 10% and producing a million job alternatives inside the Saudi tourism sector.
The Ministry of Tourism initially launched the customer e-visa in 2019, offering a gateway for vacationers from eligible nations to discover Saudi Arabia’s vacationer locations, partake in leisure occasions, and immerse themselves within the wealthy tapestry of Saudi tradition and traditions.
Trying ahead, the Ministry of Tourism is dedicated to additional increasing the checklist of nations and areas whose residents might acquire customer e-visas.
This growth shall be concurrent with the continuing improvement and enlargement of the tourism sector infrastructure within the Kingdom, signaling Saudi Arabia’s dedication to changing into a premier international vacationer vacation spot.