Saudi Arabia announces new visa on arrival for some citizens
1- Saudi Arabia reopens visa on-arrival program for travelers with valid US, UK, or Schengen visas.
2- This decision comes after lifting all Covid-related entry restrictions, returning Saudi Arabia to pre-pandemic openness.
3- Travelers on national carriers (Saudia, Flynas, Flyadeal) can obtain a 12-month tourism visa on arrival.
5- COVID-19 insurance purchase is mandatory at Saudi international airports.
6- E-visa program remains available for eligible citizens regardless of the airline.
7- Vaccination and PCR test requirements removed; red list of prohibited countries discontinued.
8- Institutional quarantine and social distancing rules lifted, except for enclosed public places (masks required).
9- Saudi Arabia initially closed its borders during the pandemic and focused on domestic tourism.
10-Shifted tourism strategy with multiple packages, recording leisure travel growth without major Covid case increase.
Minister of Tourism expects Saudi Arabia to become a highly accessible global destination for leisure, business, and religious travel.