Saudi visa on arrival for tourists with UK, US, EU visas

Saudi visa on arrival for tourists with UK, US, EU visas
The Kingdom is opening up to tourism for the first time. (SPA)
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Updated 04 January 2020

Saudi visa on arrival for tourists with UK, US, EU visas

Saudi visa on arrival for tourists with UK, US, EU visas

RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) announced that visitors with entry visas to the US, the UK and EU can enter Saudi Arabia.

A source in the SCTH said that this development is a continuation of the launch of the tourist visa, and the Kingdom opening its doors to the world.

The source added that there is an existing committee chaired by the chairman of the board of directors of the SCTH, Ahmed 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 via tourist visa upon arrival only.

The source said that the visitor to the Kingdom must have used his visa to visit the US, Britain, or any of the Schengen countries, before entering Saudi Arabia.
 


Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin
Updated 23 January 2021

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin
  • Aim is to enhance bilateral relations
  • A number of joint projects will be launched during the trip

RIYADH: A high-level Saudi delegation begin an official visit to Uzbekistan on Saturday, with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
The delegation, led by Minister of Investment Khalid Al-Falih, will include officials from a large number of government agencies, in addition to representatives from the private sector and senior Saudi businessmen.
The agenda for the visit includes the unveiling of a number of joint projects, the signing of a memorandum of understanding, and the launch of renewable-energy projects led by Saudi companies, as well as meetings between officials and businessmen from both countries.
Uzbekistan’s “business environment is witnessing an increase in investment opportunities in the fields of energy, food industries, building materials, mining, electronics, information technology, agriculture and others,” according to the SPA report.