24,000 foreign tourists visited Saudi Arabia since country opened to tourism

24,000 foreign tourists visited Saudi Arabia since country opened to tourism

eTurboNews Syndication:

Saudi Arabia announced that 24,000 visitors traveled to the Kingdom in the initial ten days because the country exposed for tourism and started issuing tourist visas for the very first time.

“In 10 days, some 24,000 foreigners entered Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa,” the tv screen reported, citing the Saudi foreign ministry.

september 27 Saudi Arabia announced that it could start offering tourist visas

On, checking the kingdom to holidaymakers within a push to diversify its economy from oil.

until September 27

Up, the ultra-conservative Islamic state only issued visas to Muslim pilgrims, foreign workers also to spectators at sporting or cultural events recently.

encourage arrivals

To, on Sunday they might allow unmarried foreign couples to rent resort rooms together authorities announced.


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Kickstarting tourism is probably the center bits of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 reform programme to get ready the Arab world’s largest economy for a post-oil era.

Citizens from 49 countries meet the criteria for online e-visas or visas on arrival now, including the USA, Australia, several European nations, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Kazakhstan and china.

Author: George Taylor

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