Saudi Arabia extends free visitor visas until November 30

Saudi Arabia extends free visitor visas until November 30

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the extension of the validity of visitor visas for those people from countries facing travel bans until November 30.

The ministry said in a statement on its Twitter account, that the visa extension will be done automatically without imposing any fees.

The ministry clarified that the beneficiaries of this will be the holders of visit visas that have expired during the period of suspension of direct entry to Saudi Arabia from these countries following the outbreak of the Corona virus epidemic.

According to the statement, this step comes within the framework of the ongoing efforts made by the Saudi government in addressing the effects and consequences of Covid-19, as well as in mitigating its economic and financial effects.

This extension comes in implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman.

Currently, the countries facing travel bans are India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Lebanon.