Saudi Arabia issues new decisions regarding visas and residence for 17 countries including Egypt
Egypt IndependentDecember 1, 2021
A security man looks at a screen showing the body temperature of travellers, at Riyadh International Airport, after Saudi Arabia reopened domestic flights, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri
The General Directorate of Passports in Saudi Arabia announced the countries covered by the decision to extend the validity of residency and exit, return and visit visas without fees, in implementation of the directives of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The Saudi newspaper Okaz reported that the decision includes the following countries from which entry has been suspended: Brazil, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, India, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini.
On Sunday, the Directorate announced the start of extending the validity of residency and exit, return and visit visas without fees until January 31, with the exception of those who completed receiving two doses of COVID-19 vaccine inside Saudi Arabia before leaving it.
It explained that the extension will be done automatically in cooperation with the National Information Center without the need to visit the headquarters of passport departments or Saudi missions abroad, as well as extending the validity of visitor visas by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visitors who are outside Saudi Arabia.
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