Additionally, all first-degree family members of residence visa holders and home employees who want to go to together with their sponsors are allowed to acquire a vacationer visa.
These wishing to go to the Kingdom can get hold of extra details about the visa on www.visitsaudi.com, or the official web site of the Ministry of Overseas Affairs, www.mofa.gov.sa.
The a number of entry visa is legitimate for each tourism and for performing Umrah, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al Khateeb stated.
“#SaudiArabia visa software is now less complicated, extra handy and simple for residents of GCC states, no matter their career,” Al Khateeb tweeted on Thursday.
The vacationer visa doesn’t permit the holder to carry out Hajj or carry out Umrah in the course of the Hajj season.
Prior to now, solely sure classes of professions had been allowed to use for a vacationer visa.
Saudi Arabia in current months unveiled a number of services for Muslims wishing to come back to the nation to undertake Umrah.
Final week, a Saudi official stated the variety of Muslims performing Umrah or lesser pilgrimage because the begin of the season final July is anticipated to achieve 9 million by the tip of the upcoming Ramadan.
Ramadan, resulting from start later this month, often marks the height of the Umrah season.
“Ramadan is likely one of the months when abroad Umrah pilgrims are available in giant numbers. This yr, there’s something new, particularly the introduction of the vacationer visa that permits holder to carry out Umrah,’’ added Undersecretary of Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Amr Al Madah.
He stated that the numbers of Umrah pilgrims have to this point neared 8 million.
“It has grow to be very straightforward to acquire an Umrah visa, a matter that makes it straightforward for the arrival of many pilgrims,’’ he instructed Saudi-owned TV Al Arabiya.
Muslims holding various kinds of entry visas corresponding to the private, go to and tourism visas are allowed to undertake Umrah and go to Al Rawda Al Sharifa, the place the tomb of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him) is positioned within the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina after reserving an e-appointment.
Saudi authorities have additionally prolonged the Umrah visa from 30 days to 90 and allowed holders to enter the dominion by way of all land, air and sea shops and go away from any airport.