Fly with SAUDIA with a stopover flight and enjoy the privilege of obtaining a transit visa in a seamless and simple process that will give you the chance to have a joyful experience and a delightful stay up to 96 hours in Saudi Arabia!

In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAUDIA is now offering passengers on stopover flights the privilege of obtaining a transit visa in a seamless and simple process that will give you the chance to have a joyful experience and a delightful stay up to 96 hours in Saudi Arabia!

Steps to obtain Transit Visa

  1. Select the departure and arrival destinations included in stopover program on SAUDIA website and mobile application.
  2. Select a flight with a connection time that suites your visa duration.
  3. After completion of booking, click on ‘apply for transit visa’ banner on the booking confirmation page to select applicants for e-visa.
  4. You will be redirected to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs portal to fill in the required information and issue your visa.
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Terms & Conditions

  1. The transit visa (via Saudi Airlines) that is approved in the visa structure is valid for 96 hours from departure traveling date with a 300 SAR fees.
    Note: application + insurance fee apply.
  2. The transit visa is available to all nationalities shown on the Portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    (some cases might need to provide additional documents for verification reasons to obtain their visas, they will be asked to visit the nearest embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
  3. The number of entries allowed for each transit visa is a single entry, in case you need to stopover again in Saudi Arabia you are required to apply for another transit visa.
  4. The number of times allowed to obtain a transit visa during the year is unlimited.
  5. Ensure that the duration of your stopover is aligned with your transit visa validity.
  6. SAUDIA is not responsible for the accuracy of the information regarding visas and that it is in any case the passenger's responsibility to verify which documents are required and their cost. 
  7. The guest must comply with the travel guidelines and requirements due to COVID-19 pandemic when visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the final destination country country (please click here for more details).
  8. The requirements for obtaining a transit visa via Saudi Airlines:
    1. A valid passport that does not contain any restrictions or conditions with a validity of at least 6 months. (Taking into account the bilateral agreements between the Kingdom and other countries regarding the validity of the passport).
    2. A passenger must have a valid ticket to the final destination along with a valid entry visa or a residence permit for non-citizens.
    3. Having an approved medical insurance under the scheme of the listed insurance companies displayed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs platform during the application process.
    4. Stopover guests must be 18 years old, unless accompanied by an adult.

The stopover flights for the transit visa program includes the below destinations:

From To
All Saudia International destinations United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brunei, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Hungary "Hungary", Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, Cyprus, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, Lithuania, Monaco, Russia, Malta, San Marino, Ukraine, Britain, Portugal, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, China include Hong Kong- Taipei- Macao, South Africa, Mauritius, Maldives, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates. 
United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brunei, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Hungary "Hungary", Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, Cyprus, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, Lithuania, Monaco, Russia, Malta, San Marino, Ukraine, Britain, Portugal, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, China include Hong Kong- Taipei- Macao, South Africa, Mauritius, Maldives, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates.  All Saudia International destinations

Please visit the bellow link to get familiar with Saudi tourism rules and regulations:
Saudi Tourism: Planning Your Next Winter Vacation - Visit Saudi Official Website