After 17 months, Saudi Arabia has opened its border to foreign tourists taking both doses of the vaccine. After the Kovid epidemic, Saudi Arabia had banned all foreign tourists from coming to the country, so that not a single foreign tourist could attend Hajj during the last two years. However, Saudi did not make it clear whether Umrah would be banned or some relaxation would be given in it. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world visit Saudi Arabia for Umrah. The Islamic religious ritual Umrah can be performed at any time of the year. After the ban, no foreign national could participate in Umrah.
Apart from the vaccine, PCR Covid-19 test is also necessary.
According to the report of the Saudi Press Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the Kingdom will open its doors to foreign tourists from August 1. Along with this, the visas for tourists that were suspended will also be restored. However, the order said that only tourists who have received both doses of the vaccine validated by Saudi Arabia will be allowed to enter Saudi. The vaccines validated by Saudi are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson. It also states that despite showing the vaccine certificate, tourists coming on a tourist permit will also have to show the report of PCR Covid-19 test 72 hours before their arrival in the country.
Visa program started in 2019
Saudi Arabia has invested billions of dollars in tourism over the past few years as part of efforts to diversify its oil-based economy. Saudi wants that now his country should also become attractive for tourists. Self-isolating Saudi Arabia launched an ambitious visa program for the first time in 2019 to improve its global image and attract tourists. Between September 2019 and March 2020, Saudi had issued 4 lakh visas, but then the global pandemic started and it closed its border.
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