Saudi Arabia grants residents in 3 Gulf countries a free attend event visa
Saudi Arabia grants residents in 3 Gulf countries a free attend event visa

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today issues an important statement to the competent authorities in Saudi Arabia, a decision to allow all regular residents of three Gulf countries to enter Saudi Arabia through a number of border outlets, and to give them a free visa in the name of "attending an event", this decision came in support of the conclusion of the activities of the Riyadh season, and the development of more The facilities that contribute to attracting tourists to attend these events and achieve tourism growth.

Informed sources told the official newspaper inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that the competent authorities have set only three days to grant the free visa to the residents of three Gulf countries: the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Kuwait, as this period coincided with the last weekly leave during Thursday and Friday, which ended Saturday , While the departments concerned with these border outlets received a circular to implement all the requirements of this decision, granting regular residents of these three countries a free visa to attend an event, and making all the necessary facilities to serve tourists crossing the Kingdom.

This decision coincides with the close of the end of the Riyadh season through the Music Festival «MDL Beast», which was held for the first time in the world, from 19 to December 21, and the collection of music, art and culture, and this prominent international event is the culmination of the success of the «Riyadh season »Whose number of visitors exceeded the barrier of 10 million.

The Kingdom has achieved significant and distinctive tourism growth after it launched the tourist visa work system, which allows citizens of 49 countries to enter without a prior visa to the Kingdom, through the website or upon their arrival, and the cost of the visa is three hundred riyals, in addition to the amount of 140 riyals for health insurance, so that the value The total is 440 riyals for each tourist, in addition to the value-added and transaction fees, while it is decided that the validity period of the visa will be 360 ​​days from the issuance, and the duration of stay in the Kingdom will be 90 days for each visit, and not to exceed 180 days during one year.