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Saudi Arabia To Begin Issuing of Tourist Visas

The Saudi government has approved a plan to begin issuing tourist visas for the country according to Al Watan newspaper.

The paper’s sources stated that, in the first stage of the rollout, visas will only be available to groups of visitors through authorized tour operators.

Jamal Al-Fakhri, a member of the Shoura Council and the executive committee of Tabuk Tourism Development Council, told Al Watan that he hoped Tabuk would become “a destination for tourists in the region. He said that the Public Investment Fund (PIF) would help to promote tourism in Saudi Arabia, adding that tourism projects “with further diversify job opportunities” in the Kingdom.

There are many (potential) tour guides who are multilingual and ready to work in the field after meeting the requirements set by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH).

 Arab News

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