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Important NOTE

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A passport that is valid for at least six months upon entry is required. The national driving license is not a valid border document.


To enter Saudi Arabia, travelers need a visa, which must be applied for at the representative authority responsible for Austria (see "Important addresses").

An invitation must be presented for the visa. Travelers must be able to prove that they have left the country (return or onward ticket).

In September 2019, Saudi Arabia liberalized the entry requirements for foreign tourists from 49 countries, including Austria, and introduced an electronic visa application process. Tourist visas can be applied for for multiple entries for a period of 90 days per year.

Entry is not possible with an Israeli entry stamp or an Israeli visa in your passport! A separate Hajj visa must be applied for for Hajj pilgrimages.
The cities of Mecca and Medina are only allowed to be visited by Muslims.

Special documents
Different provisions may apply to holders of special documents (e.g. service or diplomatic passports, etc.). Therefore, please inform the responsible representative authority (see "Important addresses") or on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Valid passport required.


Information on entry and passport requirements only apply to Austrian citizens.