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Updated January 2024

As the world sets a new pace in 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 visa-free entry to some countries.

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Keep reading as Wego breaks down some of the crucial things you need to know before visiting Saudi Arabia.

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.

Saudi Visa on Arrival 2024: Which Countries Are Eligible For Visa on Arrival in KSA?

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

 

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