Saudi Arabia announced that all tourist visas that expired during the suspension of international flights due to the outbreak covid-19 pandemic will be extended automatically free of charge for three months, the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) said in a statement.
Jawazat Extends Visit Visas for Three Months
Kingdom suspended all flights in and out in March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus via air travel. This meant visit visa holders in the country could not leave unless they managed to get on a repatriation flight. However, those who live in places that have also closed their borders, have overstayed the expiration dates mentioned on their visit visa.
All expats visit visas in Saudi Arabia will now be extended for three months for free of charge.
The visa extension will be done automatically, the visa holders do not need to request or visit any government offices.