Women above 25 can travel to Saudi Arabia alone now

Women above 25 can travel to Saudi Arabia alone now

Women aged 25 and over can be granted a tourist visa to go to Saudi Arabia without the need to be accompanied by a family member, local media reported.

"The tourist visa will be a single-entry visa, and valid for 30 days maximum. This visa is added to those currently available in the Kingdom. It is independent of work, visit, Hajj and Umrah visas," the director general of the commission’s licensing department, Omar Al-Mubarak, said.

The SCTH recently said that the start of tourism visa issuance would be announced during the first quarter of 2018.

"The executive regulations for tourist visas have been finalized. The commission’s IT department is currently building an electronic system for the issuance of tourist visas, coordinating with representatives of the National Information Center and the Foreign Ministry," Arab News cited Al-Mubarak as saying.

The initiative is part of the National Transformation Program 2020, and falls within the framework of the commission’s efforts to achieve Vision 2030, which gives much attention to the tourism industry.

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