Saudi Arabia extends duration of stay for single-entry visit visas.
Saudi Arabia will now allow people with single-entry visit visas to remain in the kingdom for up to three months, compared to a month in the past.
The Council of Ministers approved the extension of the duration of stay for transit visas to 96 hours without any fee, with a validity of three months.
The Cabinet decision will be applicable to the single-entry visit visas for all purposes.
Before the changes, single-entry family visit visas had a duration of stay of up to 30 days, while multiple-entry visas allowed the holder to remain in the kingdom for 90 days.
The kingdom had also recently updated its entry rules to make the country more accessible to visitors.
A decree signed by the country’s Minister of Tourism in September will allow GCC residents to apply for e-visas through the dedicated online portal, and makes it easier for travelers from the UK, the US and the EU to enter Saudi Arabia.