Saudi Arabia launches a “traffic visa for visitation” for those arriving by air… electronically
It allows performing Umrah, visiting the Prophet’s Mosque, and attending events
Tuesday – 9 Rajab 1444 AH – January 31, 2023 AD Issue number [
The digital traffic visa will contribute to achieving the goals of the “Kingdom’s Vision” (SPA)
Riyadh: «Asharq Al-Awsat»
Saudi Arabia has launched the service of issuing (traffic visa for visit) for those coming “by air” electronically. With the aim of facilitating coming to the Kingdom for all purposes, and facilitating and automating entry visa procedures.
The visa allows those in transit and those wishing to enter the Kingdom to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque, in addition to moving around and attending tourism events.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the launch of the visa issuance service came in coordination with the relevant authorities and in cooperation with the national air carriers.
She explained that the service is available as of yesterday (Monday), by applying for a transit visa for a visit “by air” through the electronic platforms of Saudi Airlines and Flynas, to be automatically passed to the unified national platform for visas at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To process and issue the digital visa instantly and send it to the beneficiary via e-mail.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the digital transit visa service will contribute to achieving the goals of the “Kingdom’s Vision 2030” by strengthening the Kingdom’s position, and benefiting from its distinguished strategic location as a hub linking continents, an attraction station for transients, and a global tourist destination.
And she stated that the visa will be issued free of charge and immediately with the travel ticket, and its validity will extend to three months, and residence in the Kingdom for a period of 4 days.