Middle East

Saudi Arabia will issue tourist visas from April

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Saudi has long been known as a conservative nation with little or no interest in opening its doors to the foreign visitors. Gone are those days and the nation, as part of its Vision 2030 plan, is all up for major social reforms.

And, as part of it, Saudi is finally welcoming globetrotters from across the world to touch, feel and experience the unexplored land. It will start issuing the tourist visas from April 1.

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The electronic passes will be given to ‘all nationals whose countries allow their citizens to visit’ in a bid to further modernise the desert country’s global image and boost the economy.

At present, Saudi grants tourist visas for a limited number of countries, that too with a range of restrictions involved. The new reforms under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is sure gonna change the conservative image of the nation and bring in more people an revenue.