Saudi has launched its tourist visas and here's the lowdown

Abayas are not required for females
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Saudi has launched its tourist visas and here's the lowdown

On Friday, Saudi Arabia celebrated the launch of its tourist visas with a huge celebration in Riyadh, to mark the occasion.

The visas will open up tourism to the Kingdom, and will cost SAR440 (Dhs431).  

The visas are available to 49 countries, including:

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

Tourists will be able to obtain a 90-day e-visa that allows multiple entries to the Kingdom. 

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.