(MENAFN- The Peninsula) khalid elsawi |
The Peninsula Online
Saudia Airlines, the flag carrier for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will offer a visa allowing entry into the Kingdom valid for 96 hours for all passengers holding a plane ticket with its airlines.
Abdullah Al-Shahrani, official spokesperson for the airlines, said in an interview with Okaz newspaper that this new service will allow Saudia fliers into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for four days, without any additional visa fees, for Umrah and tourism purposes only.
Al-Shahrani said the move to be launched soon comes in line with the Saudi National Vision 2030 and it hopes to attract most number of tourists into the country.
He pointed out that the visa would allow visitors to perform Umrah, attend festivals, celebrations, and meetings.
Al-Shahrani said the four day visa offer was a result of cooperation between Saudia Airlines, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, and the Pilgrim's Experience Program.
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