Saudi has opened its doors to tourists with fab new visas

Saudi has opened its doors to tourists with fab new visas

29 Sep 2019

And women don't have to wear abayas any more, it's been reported

Tourists from 49 countries can now get visas on arrival as tourists in Saudi Arabia. 

The news, announced on Friday, means tourists can get a visa on arrival, for 90 days when visiting the Kingdom. 

The visas, which can be obtained online or at kiosks in airports, are valid for multi-entry and will cost SAR440 (Dhs431). 

Citizens from 49 countries can obtain them, including:

Australia
Canada
China
France
Germany
Greece
New Zealand
Russia
Singapore
UK
USA

GCC citizens already are able to travel visa-free between Gulf countries. 

Tourists will be able to apply for an e-visa online, at visitsaudi.com or can get it on arrival.

The Saudi Minister for Tourism confirmed at the event, that women would not be required to wear abayas, however, respectful clothing is required.