Saudi officials announced last Friday that the government has reinstated visas for Americans, Brits, and Schengen Passport holders upon arrival in the country. Once these visa holders have obtained a valid visa, they can legally enter the country on tourist visas. This action was taken after Saudi Arabia lifted all Pandemic restrictions on its citizens and residents.
Saudi Arabia Reinstates Visas for the US, UK, and Schengen Areas Holders on Arrival
Lists of Allowed Countries
Following is the list of countries whose residents may visit Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa.
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- South Korea
- The United Kingdom
- The United States
Conditions for Residents of These Countries
Saudi Arabia offers tourist visas to residents of these countries, but there are certain conditions. Residents of these countries must meet these conditions to be eligible for a tourist visa.
- In order to obtain a tourist visa, residents of these countries must obtain one of three visas, including travel by FLYNAS, FLYADEAL, and SAUDIA Airlines. Furthermore, residents are not required to submit advance applications for this tourist visa.
- In addition, there is a requirement to use a visa issued for these residents at least once before entering Saudi Arabia before they are allowed to enter. State residents qualify for the e-visa program and can apply for a visa upon arrival.
- In addition, residents of qualified states must present on arrival at the airport a valid COVID risks medical insurance policy.
Renewing the Visitor’s Invitation
A further step was taken by Ahmed Al-Khateeb, the Saudi Kingdom’s Tourism Minister was the renew the invitations of guests and tourists around the world. Saudi Tourism, a combination of Landmarks, Heritage, Culture, and Hospitality that this Saudi community is well known for, has now become available to visitors from around the world.
Performing Hajj, Umrah Pilgrimage, and visiting for tourist purposes is not as difficult in Saudi Arabia as it is in the United States, according to Ahmed Al-Khateeb. Moreover, he said, these sectors are likely to attract investments and create jobs throughout the country.