The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long been shrouded in mystery, largely due to the country’s inaccessibility to foreign visitors.
However, as part of a new initiative named ‘Vision 2030’, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, along with the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have put plans in place to open up the country to tourism in the next decade.
This new initiative is set to make Saudi’s many mosques, castles and museums far more accessible to tourists from all over the world, including Hungary. It’s also set to grow tourism in this fascinating country, which offers festivals, sporting events and intriguing cultural experiences.
Do I need a visa to travel to Saudi Arabia from Hungary?
Whether for business or pleasure, all Hungarian citizens will be required to apply for a online visa to enter the country, and to be in possession thereof before entering the country.
Thanks to a quick and simple new electronic visa for Saudi from Hungary, launched in September 2019 as part of Vision 2030, applying for a visa to Saudi takes less than half an hour.
The new electronic visa for Hungarian citizens is a straightforward online process, negating the need to visit an embassy in person.
Hungarian passport will be permitted to spend up to 90 days in the country, and can enter the country multiple times during a one-year period.
Furthermore, the cost of the visa includes health insurance covering unexpected medical emergencies experienced whilst traveling in Saudi Arabia.
How to Apply for a Saudi Arabian Visa for Hungarian Citizens
Each visa for Saudi Arabia from Hungary begins with completing an online application form. This can be completed from home, or anywhere with an internet connection.
The online application form takes a maximum of 30 minutes to complete, and will require details such as your name, date of birth, and contact details. Your passport information and details about the intended purpose of your travel will also be required.
Once the online application form is complete, payment via credit or debit card is required in order to submit the application for processing.
On approval, a confirmation email will be sent to the address provided. This may take less than 24 hours, up to a maximum of 72 hours in some cases.
Once granted, the Saudi eVisa for Hungarian citizens is valid for a period of one year, allowing for multiple entries during the visa period, up to a maximum of 90 days per year.
Documents Required to Apply for a Saudi Electronic Visa from Hungary
The complete list of requirements for the Saudi Arabia visa is as follows:
- A valid passport, valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry into Saudi Arabia.
- An online application form including the traveler’s full name, date of birth, address, contact details, and reason for travel, in addition to the passport number, date of issue, and date of expiry.
- Online payment via credit or debit card is required in order to process the application.
- Email address in order to finalize the application and receive the electronic visa.
It’s important to note that once your visa has been issued, it should be printed and carried with your passport during your trip. All travelers will be required to present their valid electronic visa to authorities upon arrival in the country.
Each traveler, including those under the age of 18, must apply for a separate visa. Those planning to travel to Saudi Arabia with minor children may apply for each child’s eVisa on their behalf. In order to apply for a minor child, a parent or guardian will be required to submit a separate application form, including all personal details and passport details, for each individual traveler.
The same requirements in terms of passport validity and visa fees apply to both children and adults.
Electronic Visa for Hungarian Citizens
Whether attending an event such as a festival or competition, traveling for business, or enjoying the culture, history, and mystery of the country, Saudi Arabia offers travelers an unforgettable Middle Eastern experience.
The introduction of the Saudi eVisa is an exciting development in the global travel and tourism industry, and one which the government of Saudi Arabia hopes will facilitate easy travel to their fascinating country.