Saudi Arabia to Issue Tourist Visas in 2018. Yes, you heard the right. Saudi Arabia will start issuing tourist visas in 2018. According to sources the Saudi Arabia will start issuing tourist visas in the first quarter of 2018.
Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz said that government has consented to the launch of electronic visas next year to all nations. He add that they are setting up the regulations regarding the tourist visas and who is eligible and how to obtain.
The main aim to introduce the tourist visas is just to promote the tourism sector of Saudi Arabia. Currently, millions of Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj and Umrah. But now Saudi Arabia, which is also offering tourist visas for a limited number of countries under strict regulation, will start offering to other countries as well.
Prince Sultan said the cost of the new tourist visa had not yet been settled, but it be as low as possible.
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