Saudi To Offer First-ever International Tourist VisasBy cheatmaster 04:45 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 Comments
The move is part of the kingdom’s efforts to boost tourism. Riyadh aims to increase international and domestic visits to 100 million a year by 2030. “Opening Saudi Arabia to international tourists is a historic moment for our country,” Ahmad Al-Khateeb, Chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said in a media release on Friday.
Saudi Arabia has long been one of the hardest countries for tourists to enter, with visas only granted for short-term business trips, religious pilgrimage, or for travelers with family in the country.
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