Saudi Arabia has moved to expand a recently-launched tourist visa system aimed at drawing holidaymakers to the kingdom.
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The instant tourist visa is obtainable online or upon arrival at the Saudi airports.
Now, nationals of other countries holding a valid commercial or a tourist visa issued by the US, the UK or the European Union’s Schengen visa are also eligible for a tourist visa online or upon arrival at Saudi airports, leading Arabic daily Okaz reported Saturday.
Other people wishing to enter Saudi Arabia can approach Saudi missions for a tourist visa provided they attach to their applications a return ticket, a residence booking in the kingdom, financial status and address in the home country, according to the report.
The new system is part of the Vision 2030, an ambitious Saudi plan aimed at diversifying the country’s economy.
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