Everything You Need to Know About the New Saudi Tourist Visa

Saudi men attend the launch of the new Saudi tourist visa at the historic city of Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RC1AC9F8DB10

Saudi Arabia has launched its new tourist visa on September 27th. It’s where tourists will be able to obtain a 90-day multiple-entry visa to the Kingdom. The new visa will be extended to 49 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. This new policy is expected to create one million new jobs for Saudi Arabia by the year 2030.

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I have collected data that will hopefully answer all the questions you need about the new visa. Scroll down to get the full scoop.

How much does the Saudi new tourist visa cost?

The new visa is going to cost you SAR 440, plus VAT.

Where can you apply for the visa?

All eligible tourists can now apply online by visiting visitsaudi.com for an e-visa, or they can get it upon arrival.

How long is the visa valid for?

The new visa is valid for one year with multiple entries and it goes as the following; it will allow all eligible tourists to stay up to three months per entry, visitors will be able to spend up to 90 days a year in the Kingdom

Is your country eligible to apply for the visa?

All the countries that are mentioned in the below chart are eligible for the new visa. As well as all GCC countries of course, who are already eligible for visa-free entry.

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Do female tourists need to wear abayas?

As a way to be respectful for the Kingdom’s culture, both males and females are required to dress modestly in Saudi Arabia. However, wearing an abaya will not be enforced as no official statement on this has been released yet.

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