Saudi Arabia offers stopover transit visa
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Saudi Arabia has launched the electronic stopover transit visa for international visitors arriving in the country by air
The transit visa entitles visa holders to stay in the kingdom for four days and the duration of the visa is three months.
Reportedly, the visa is free of cost and it will be issued instantly along with the flight ticket.
The ministry clarified that applications for transit visas can be submitted through the electronic platforms of Saudi Arabian Airlines and Flynas.
The Saudi government is introducing new stopover visa facility for "transit passengers".— Tahir Imran Mian ✈ (@TahirImran) February 1, 2023
Anyone flying on @SaudiAirlinesEn @flynas who wants to stay up to 96 hours can apply for this visa in "3 minutes".
Good thing is its integrated with the airline booking system. pic.twitter.com/wOGf01yRXy
The transit visa allows transit passengers, who wish to enter Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah in addition to travelling inside the kingdom, as well as attending tourism events.
The ministry confirmed that the digital transit visa service will contribute to achieving the objectives of Vision 2030 by strengthening Saudi’s position and benefiting from its distinguished strategic location connecting various continents, and attractive station for transit passengers as well as a global tourist destination.