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Updated 28 March 2022

Saudi Arabia is currently open for tourism and international travel to or from the kingdom has been largely restored. Now, travellers from 49 countries are eligible to apply for Visa on Arrival or VoA if they wish to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Visa on Arrival News 2022

According to the latest update from the KSA government, the Saudi Visa on Arrival is now being reinstated for travellers from eligible countries. For travellers from outside the eligible countries, they can still visit KSA using the tourist visa option.

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Countries eligible for Saudi Visa on Arrival

If you are a citizen of the countries below, you are eligible to apply for Saudi Arabia’s Visa on Arrival (VoA): 

Europe 

  1. Switzerland 
  2. Ireland
  3. Liechtenstein
  4. Lithuania
  5. Monaco
  6. Andorra 
  7. Malta
  8. Montenegro
  9. San Marino
  10. Ukraine
  11. UK 
  12. Portugal
  13. Poland
  14. Austria
  15. Belgium
  16. Bulgaria
  17. Slovenia
  18. Croatia
  19. Cyprus
  20. Czech Republic
  21. Spain
  22. Denmark
  23. Estonia
  24. Finland
  25. Norway
  26. Luxembourg
  27. France
  28. Germany
  29. Greece
  30. The Netherlands
  31. Hungary
  32. Iceland
  33. Italy
  34. Latvia

Asia

  1. Brunei
  2. Japan
  3. Singapore
  4. Malaysia
  5. South Korea
  6. Kazakhstan
  7. China

America 

  1. The United States
  2. Canada

Oceania

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand

Saudi Visa on Arrival requirements

  • The minimum age of applicants is 18 years old.
  • Underaged applicants require an individual above 18 years old to act as their guardian.
  • When applying, the passport validity must suffice for at least 6 months at the time of entering Saudi Arabia.
  • Refund in case of rejection is not possible. Visa fees are non-refundable
  • Overstay fees: SAR100 for each day of overstay when the visa expires without leaving Saudi Arabia.
  • The religion of the applicant is not relevant.
  • Countries with bilateral agreements can apply for the visit visa through e-Visa or visa-on-arrival, or through the consulate visa (USA, UK, South Korea and Japan).
  • Documents not required to obtain a visa:
      – Return ticket;
      – Booking accommodation (only address is required);
      – A hard copy of the visa, although a soft copy is advised.
  • Time taken to issue an e-Visa is 5-30 minutes in most cases.
  • Visa eligibility pre-checks are conducted by all airlines before boarding flights to Saudi Arabia

For travellers who hold USA, United Kingdom, or Schengen visas, the following requirements must apply to obtain a 12 months visa without needing to apply in advance:

  • The visa is valid.
  • The visa type is either tourist or business.
  • The visa has to be used at least once and have an entry stamp from the issuing country.
  • Travel must be with SAUDIA or any other of Saudi Arabia’s national air carriers, Flynas or Flyadeal.

Otherwise, you can apply for your Visa on Arrival on Saudi E-Visa website.

Saudi Visa on Arrival validity

The validity of the visa depends on its type. A single entry visa allows you to stay for a total length of one month, while a multiple entry visa allows you to stay in Saudi Arabia for up to three months.

A multiple entry visa is valid for a maximum of three months, regardless of whether you leave and re-enter the country during that period of time.

Saudi Visa on Arrival fee

The Visa on Arrival will cost SAR 300, and the cost of the new comprehensive medical insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment is SAR 180 including tax, bringing the total to SAR 480. Payment for Visa on Arrival is only accepted via Credit Cards and MADA.