The 40-day long ‘Jeddah Season’ festival is upon us and Saudi Arabia has just made it much easier for prospective visitors to acquire tourist visas. According to the Saudi Gazette, authorities announced that tourist e-visas will be issued instantly to those who purchase tickets to the festival.
In hopes of revitalizing and boosting the national tourism sector, the general supervisor of the Jeddah Season festival, Raed Abu Zinada, believes this step will benefit the event by making the process hassle-free. The visas will be linked to the purchase of tickets for any of the events at the festival.
“Through the purchase of a ticket, the applicant can obtain a tourist visa immediately and within three minutes, by signing in on the portal www.sharek.com.sa after completing some minor procedures through following simple instructions,” Abu Zinada explained.
The festival started on June 8th and will run through till July 18th.