By Innovation-sa on April 3, 2018 in News

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) announced in a statement that the regulations for tourist visas have been completed in cooperation with the ministries of interior and foreign affairs and submitted to higher government authorities for further approval, the Center of International Communication (CIC) quoted.

The new regulations were formulated and reviewed in a series of intensive meetings and workshops with relevant government authorities, investors, tourism and transport workers, and groups of service providers.

A specialized team, under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, has developed an integrated electronic system to carry out all visa related processes in government and private agencies.

SCTH is working in accordance with the National Tourism Development Strategy, formulated in 2004, to develop and popularize tourist visas that had earlier been granted for a limited period. The statement added that the Kingdom’s National Transformation Program 2020 has adopted tourist visa as one of its key initiatives with high economic feasibility.

Earlier this year, Prince Sultan Bin Salman, the President of SCTH told that the Kingdom is making big strides towards attracting tourists from abroad and affirmed its commitment to local values and culture.

With the growth of its tourism sector, Kingdom aims to create more job opportunities and diversify its revenue beyond oil and thereby contribute to Saudi Arabia’s dream program Vision 2030.