- The government of Saudi Arabia will allow foreign nationals who have tickets to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar to obtain short-term multiple-entry visas
The government of Saudi Arabia will allow foreign nationals who plan to attend the 2022 World Cup to apply for a short-term visa to enter Saudi Arabia first. The short-term visa will be valid for a stay in Saudi Arabia of up to 60 days, with holders being permitted to enter the country ten days before the start of the World Cup event. Multiple re-entries will also be allowed. Holders of the visa must first enter Saudi Arabia before traveling to Qatar for the World Cup.
Eligible applicants must hold a valid Hayya Card issued by the government of Qatar and obtain medical insurance covering the 60-day stay period.
What are the Changes?
The government of Saudi Arabia will launch a temporary short-term visa type for foreign nationals who have tickets to attend the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The government stated that the visa would encourage first-time and returning visitors to explore Saudi Arabia while being near the World Cup.
Continue to check the government of Saudi Arabia’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of State for Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia