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Saudi Arabia launches eVisa program for 63 countries sans Pakistan
- Web Desk
- Nov 08, 2023
ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has launched its eVisa program, which extends an invitation to travelers from 63 eligible countries minus Pakistan.
This initiative allows visitors from various parts of the world to experience the rich heritage, warm hospitality, and breathtaking landscapes of the kingdom.
This initiative has generated excitement worldwide, as it offers a streamlined and more convenient visa application process for visitors from 63 eligible countries.
Some of the countries included in the eVisa program are Azerbaijan, Brunei, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan.
However, it’s important to note that not all countries are part of this program, and Pakistan is one such nation excluded from the list. Pakistani tourists wishing to visit Saudi Arabia must still adhere to the traditional visa application process, involving a visit to the relevant Saudi mission and meeting all the necessary requirements.
The eVisa program offers a one-year, multiple-entry option, permitting tourists to stay in Saudi Arabia for up to 90 days for various activities, including leisure, family and relative visits, events, and Umrah (excluding Hajj). While this is a significant step in promoting tourism and international engagement, it’s important to understand that the program may not cover all types of visits, such as studying.