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  • The Gulf Cooperation Council will introduce a new tourist visa for nationals of GCC member states


The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will introduce a unified tourist visa for nationals of GCC member states. The visa, known as the GCC Grand Tours, will permit tourists from GCC member states to travel to another member state for 30 days or more. The new visa is intended to be implemented by the end of 2024.

The unified tourist visa aims to promote tourism and strengthen ties between GCC countries, fostering greater economic collaboration and cultural exchange. With the GCC Grand Tours visa, travelers can explore the diverse attractions and experiences each member state offers, from the bustling souks of Dubai to the serene beaches of Oman. This initiative is expected to enhance the overall tourism experience by simplifying the travel process and encouraging intra-regional travel. It underscores the GCC’s commitment to regional integration and the development of a cohesive tourism strategy.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the Gulf Cooperation Council’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The United Arab Emirates Minister of Economy

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