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Updated January 2023
Its geographical location makes Saudi Arabia a common pitstop for flights from the East to the West. Now, passengers transiting through the Kingdom will be able to enjoy a quick tour of the country’s pilgrimage sites, awe-inspiring desert landscapes, and well-planned modern cities, thanks to the recently introduced Saudi ticket visa.
Keep reading to learn more about the Saudia ticket visa.
What is the Saudi ticket visa package?
The ticket visa package is a recently launched program allowing holders of Saudia flight tickets to obtain a free 4-day visa with their purchase. The airline’s ticket-visa package allows their passengers to enter the Kingdom for 96 hours and even perform Hajj and Umrah during this period.
The Saudia ticket visa has been introduced under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Hajj and Umrah’s “Guests of God” service program and will be issued only for Hajj, Umrah, and tourism purposes.
According to al-Shahrani, this “Your Ticket Is Your Visa” program is expected to help Saudia achieve its target of a 40% increase in demand for international flights to the Kingdom.
This development puts Saudia on par with a number of UAE-based airlines like Etihad, Emirates, Fly Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, which also offer 48 and 96-hour transit visas with their tickets.
Who is eligible for the Saudia ticket visa package?
All travellers booking a ticket with Saudia, will now automatically be eligible for a 4-day Saudi ticket visa.
The Saudia ticket visa service is applicable to all airports across Saudi Arabia, so passengers flying to any city in the county can avail of this service.
How to apply for the Saudia ticket visa package?
Travellers will be able to apply for the 4-day visa completely digitally.
According to the spokesperson for Saudia, the airline ticket holders will be asked during the ticket booking process itself if they wish to obtain a free 4-day visa. If they do, they will have to fill out a separate form on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
This will be a short process and should not take longer than 3 minutes to complete.
What is the price of this 4-day visa?
The Saudia ticket visa is available free of cost to those booking a flight with Saudia.