Saudi Arabia has opened its doors to visitors from all over the world with its evisa program since September, 2019. Visitors can acquire a multiple-entry visa valid for a year that will allow them to stay in the country for up to 90 days. The visa is relevant to tourism-related activities and Umrah (excluding Hajj season) and excludes other activities such as studying.
The visa system is a historic milestone in opening Saudi Arabia to tourism. International visitors can discover the warm hospitality of Saudi people: our rich heritage, vibrant culture, and diverse and breath-taking landscapes, from the mountains of Abha to the beaches of the Red Sea and the shifting sands of the Empty Quarter.
Tourists from the 49 eligible countries can apply for a tourist visa online through the quick and easy-to-use eVisa platform before traveling, or upon arrival in Saudi Arabia through the visa offices of the Immigration Department.
Tourists from other countries must apply for a consulate visa at the Kingdom's representations abroad. US, UK and Schengen business or tourist visa holders can apply for a visa on arrival.
- Return ticket;
- Booking accommodation (only address is required);
- A hard copy of the visa, although a soft copy is advised.
* For citizens of the USA, they can apply for the eVisa regardless of the validity of the passport as long as it is still valid.
* Holders of US, UK, or Schengen business or tourist visas can apply for the visa upon arrival.