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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Starting December 2018, You Can Now Visit Saudi Arabia Thru Visitor Visa






If you are a fan of sporting events like motor race or concerts, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should be in your bucket list! Starting December, the kingdom will start to offer an electronic visa to foreign visitors who want to attend sporting events and concerts in the said country.  This is one of the changes Saudi will implement before the end of the year.  Currently, Saudi Arabia has a restriction on foreigners who want to enter the country. The Kingdom only allows resident workers and their dependents, business travelers and Muslim pilgrims who have given special visas to travel to country's holy sites.   Allowing more tourist in the conservative country is a part of economic reform with an aim to increase the total tourism spending in the country both by local citizens and foreigners. According to the General Sports Authority (GSA), the "sharek" visa process will be introduced in time for a motor race on December 15. The new visa would grant holders "free mobility within specific Saudi territories, during, before and after an event. However, the holy cities of Mecca and Medina remain off-limits for non-Muslims. Interested applicants may apply online for 14-days visitors visa for 640 riyals and may enter from any port of entry.
If you are a fan of sporting events like motor race or concerts, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should be in your bucket list! Starting December, the kingdom will start to offer an electronic visa to foreign visitors who want to attend sporting events and concerts in the said country.

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This is one of the changes Saudi will implement before the end of the year.
Currently, Saudi Arabia has a restriction on foreigners who want to enter the country. The Kingdom only allows resident workers and their dependents, business travelers and Muslim pilgrims who have given special visas to travel to country's holy sites. 
If you are a fan of sporting events like motor race or concerts, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should be in your bucket list! Starting December, the kingdom will start to offer an electronic visa to foreign visitors who want to attend sporting events and concerts in the said country.  This is one of the changes Saudi will implement before the end of the year.  Currently, Saudi Arabia has a restriction on foreigners who want to enter the country. The Kingdom only allows resident workers and their dependents, business travelers and Muslim pilgrims who have given special visas to travel to country's holy sites.   Allowing more tourist in the conservative country is a part of economic reform with an aim to increase the total tourism spending in the country both by local citizens and foreigners. According to the General Sports Authority (GSA), the "sharek" visa process will be introduced in time for a motor race on December 15. The new visa would grant holders "free mobility within specific Saudi territories, during, before and after an event. However, the holy cities of Mecca and Medina remain off-limits for non-Muslims. Interested applicants may apply online for 14-days visitors visa for 640 riyals and may enter from any port of entry.
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Allowing more tourist in the conservative country is a part of economic reform with an aim to increase the total tourism spending in the country both by local citizens and foreigners.

According to the General Sports Authority (GSA), the "sharek" visa process will be introduced in time for a motor race on December 15. The new visa would grant holders "free mobility within specific Saudi territories, during, before and after an event.
However, the holy cities of Mecca and Medina remain off-limits for non-Muslims. Interested applicants may apply online for 14-days visitors visa for 640 riyals and may enter from any port of entry.

This article is filed under visitors visa, visit visa, Saudi Arabia visa, visa free countries, visa upon arrival, visa application and Saudi Arabia tourism.