OMG: Citizens Of Schengen Countries Will Soon Be Eligible For A Saudi E-Visa

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For long Saudi Arabia had its doors open only to religious pilgrims, relatives of residents and business travelers. But now things are changing for the better. With Saudi Arabia launching a “sports” visa just about a month ago just in time for the Ad Diriyah E Prix, news has just come in of a new kind of e-visa.

To be eligible for this e-visa, you have to be a citizen of any of these 34 countries.

According to online portal Schengen Visa Info, nationals of the 26 Schengen countries along with USA, Australia, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei will be eligible for this visa.

However, whether holders of this visa will be permitted to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah remains unclear

This visa can prove to be a game changer for Saudi and probably make it a tourist hotspot in the region. After all, the country is home to diverse natural landscapes, rich history and has no shortage of amazing hotels to stay at.

Written By

Mohammed Mirza

Mohammed is an avid traveler who is constantly on the hunt for new and upcoming Saudi travel destinations. Having lived much of his life in Saudi, he knows the country like the back of his hand. He's also a book lover at heart and is the author of a novel called "Desert Promises".

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