[size=36]Saudi Arabia launches e-Visa to boost tourism sector[/size]
Saudi Arabia has begun to grant electronic visas can be obtained through mobile phones in minutes to the citizens of a number of countries, while seeking to raise revenues of its tourism sector.
The launch of the visa coincides with the launch of the "Jeddah season" last Saturday, which lasts 40 days and includes various recreational, artistic and cultural activities.
"Visa will be made available exclusively to visitors of the Jeddah season. The visa issue has been linked to the purchase of tickets for any of the events and events of the season."
The purchase of the tourist ticket will ensure that the tourist visa is obtained immediately and within minutes, by signing in to sharek.com.sa and following the instructions. The visa will be issued immediately and will be sent to the traveler by e-mail. Printed and submitted to the Saudi authorities upon arrival in the Kingdom.
The committee did not specify the list of countries whose citizens can obtain an electronic visit visa to Saudi Arabia, but last December the Kingdom allowed the visa to be issued on a pilot basis to citizens of the states and all the member states of the Schengen region of Europe, Australia, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Brunei, , Singapore and Taiwan