Tourism Authority: Tourists with European, US, British visas allowed to obtain tourist visa from Kingdom's airports

Friday 1441/5/8 - 2020/01/03
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Riyadh, January 02, 2020, SPA -- The General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage affirmed that those who have obtained an entry visa to the United States of America, the United Kingdom or a European (Schengen) visa can enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and obtain a visit through airports and other ports only.
A source in the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage said that this is a continuation of the work of launching the tourist visa, and the Kingdom's opening of its doors to the world, and in line with what was included in the tourism system and the visit regulations for the purpose of tourism.
The source added that there is an existing committee chaired by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage, Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khatib, working to define the goals and the mechanism for applying the structure of the visitor visas.
The source said that those who obtain a tourist or commercial visa to these countries can now enter the Kingdom and obtain a tourist visa through the visa upon arrival only, and they are not included the electronic visa.
The source stipulated that the visitor to the Kingdom must have used his visa to visit America, Britain, or any of the Schengen countries, before entering the Kingdom.
He added that this step is one of several steps the Kingdom has taken in order to attract tourists from different countries of the world.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation circulated to the national air transport companies to allow the holders of these visas after verification before the ending of procedures of travel.
01:02 LOCAL TIME 22:02 GMT