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Updated 13 September 2022

As the world is healing from the post-pandemic state, many travellers are looking forward to exploring new places to travel. If you are one of those travellers, you will find Saudi Arabia’s landscapes and magnificent places as the perfect country to visit. Currently, Saudi Arabia is offering a visa-free entry to some of countries. Read further to find out more.

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Can I travel to Saudi Arabia without a visa?

GCC countries and French nationals who hold diplomatic or official passports can enter Saudi Arabia without a visa or are exempt from getting a visa. If you are not one of the nationals of the eligible countries for visa-free entry, you can obtain either a visa on arrival or an e-visa for Saudi Arabia.

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Which countries are eligible to enter Saudi Arabia without a visa?

  1. Bahrain
  2. Kuwait
  3. Oman
  4. Qatar
  5. The United Arab Emirates
  6. France, for people who hold diplomatic or official passports.

The GCC countries above are eligible to enter Saudi Arabia without a visa and they only need to present their national ID upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia.

However, a third-country nationals who live in one of the GCC countries and a holder of a residence permit must get a visa to Saudi Arabia unless they have a Saudi passport.

 

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