As of Saturday September 28, tourists can obtain a 90-day, multiple entry visa to Saudi Arabia.
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However, female tourists visiting the kingdom will still need to wear “modest clothing,” said Ahmed Al-Khateeb, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. Female tourists will still be required to cover their knees and shoulders.
Previously, visit visas were only granted to tourists for one-off events, business trips, religious pilgrimages or family gatherings.
Citizens from the following countries are all eligible for the new Saudi e-visas and visas on arrival:
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You can now apply for the e-visa via visitsaudi.com or contact your nearest Saudi embassy or consulate.
For e-visas and visas on arrival, you’ll need your passport with a minimum of six months validity, accommodation address and a hard copy of the visa (a soft copy is also advised).
The visa is valid for one year, with multiple entries permitted. Tourists can stay up to three months per entry, but cannot stay longer than 90 days in the one-year period.
The Saudi tourist visa is priced at SAR 440 (Dh431) plus VAT.
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