The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Tourism has announced that it will grant e-Visas to visitors from six newly eligible countries: Mauritius, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Türkiye, and Thailand for leisure, business and religious (Umrah only) travel. This brings the total number of nationalities eligible for visitor e-Visas to 63.
A visitor e-Visa is also available to holders of valid Schengen, UK and US visas that have been used to enter those countries before arriving in Saudi Arabia, and to permanent residents of EU and GCC countries, the UK and the US.
Saudi Arabia also grants the free 96-hour Stopover Visa, allowing passengers traveling via SAUDIA and Flynas airlines to stay in the country for up to 96 hours for tourism or Umrah before reaching their final destination.
The Ministry of Tourism launched the visitor e-Visa in 2019.
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