The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has officially established an e-visa waiver programme. The new policy is applicable to all citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) and Northern Ireland.
The applicant will be granted a one-time admission to Saudi Arabia for a maximum of six months under this e-visa-free scheme. However, the traveller must submit a waiver application between three months and a minimum of 48 hours before visiting the KSA.
To begin the visa application procedure, the traveller must go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) website and fill out the necessary information.
Saudi Arabia hopes to strengthen its connection with the United Kingdom through this effort, which promotes trips for a variety of purposes, including healthcare, education, tourism, and business.
Saudi Arabia Launches E-Visa for Pakistan
In other news, the Saudi Foreign Ministry has introduced electronic visas (e-visas) for a dozen countries, including Pakistan, making it easier for citizens of these countries to visit Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi General Aviation Authority (GACA) has formally announced the implementation of a new mechanism for issuing e-visas using QR codes.
The system is presently operating in 12 Saudi embassies throughout the world, including Pakistan, Turkey, Morocco, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Egypt.