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As announced by the Ministry of Tourism KSA, Saudi Arabia has taken a significant stride towards global inclusivity by expanding its e-visa program to include nationals from Barbados, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and Grenada, Wego reports.

This move is part of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing efforts to simplify visa procedures and enhance the tourism experience for visitors from around the world.


With this expansion, citizens of Barbados, the Bahamas, and Grenada now have the option to apply for a Saudi e-visa or obtain it upon arrival at any of Saudi Arabia’s international airports. This development is expected to boost tourism ties between Saudi Arabia and the Caribbean nations, fostering cultural exchange and economic cooperation.

The newly eligible visitor visa offers a range of privileges, including opportunities for tourism, Umrah pilgrimage, business engagements, and visits to friends and relatives within the Kingdom. By extending these benefits to the citizens of Barbados, the Bahamas, and Grenada, Saudi Arabia aims to strengthen bilateral relations and promote mutual understanding between the regions.

However, visitors should note several key points to ensure a smooth and compliant travel experience. Firstly, visitors must adhere to the specified duration of stay stated on the visa to avoid penalties. Additionally, the duration of stay for multiple-entry visas is shorter, and visitors are prohibited from working for wages or performing Umrah during the Hajj season.

Furthermore, visa renewal is only possible after the visa’s expiration, emphasizing the importance of timely compliance with immigration regulations. By providing clear guidelines and stipulations, Saudi Arabia aims to facilitate seamless travel experiences for visitors while ensuring compliance with legal requirements.