Saudi Arabia has become one of the most exciting travel destinations for international travelers due to opening the possibility of travel for touristic purposes to internationals for the first time in history.
The visa to Saudi Arabia for Poland citizens as well as citizens of other eligible countries, such as the Schengen Area, Africa, Australia, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, U.S., and Taiwan was designed to be very easy to obtain. The list of eligible countries is also expected to expand in the near future.
Up until now, only business and religious purpose visitors were allowed to enter as the country maintained a very closed-off approach to tourism, considering its strict Islamic laws.
However, there is a lot to explore in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is an extraordinary country of stunning natural, archaeological, World Heritage sites, landscapes, and beaches, as well as extremely hospitable inhabitants.
The country’s authorities announced the news of the plan to implement the Saudi Arabia eVisa on 1 April 2018. The new eVisa system has then been implemented in September 2019.
Saudi Arabia Visa Requirements for Polish Citizens
There are a few various methods for applying for a visa for Saudi Arabia from Poland, but the online application is the easiest and quickest method to obtain a Saudi visa for tourism purposes.
The online application only takes minutes to complete as long as the applicant has the required documentation at hand.
Saudi Arabia visa requirements for Poland citizens include the following list of documents:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months, counting from the date of entering Saudi Arabia
- Completed eVisa online application form
- One passport-size photo, dimensions: 200 x 200 pixels or 2.08 x 2.08 inches
- Credit or debit card for the visa fee payment
- Email address
Transit passengers from Poland should also obtain a Saudi Arabian eVisa if the connecting time between flights is longer than 12 hours.
Non-Muslim citizens cannot enter the center of Medina and the city of Mecca, according to the information currently available. However, this information is not definitive yet.
Apply for a Saudi Arabian Visa from Poland
Among the visa requirements for Poland citizens traveling to Saudi Arabia is also the completed online application form, which usually does not take more than 10 minutes in total to complete as the questions are very simple and straightforward. The information required in the application form should be filled in capital letters and contain the following:
- Passport information: nationality, passport number, expiry date
- Personal information: full name, date of birth, address
- Security information: criminal conviction history
- Travel plans: dates, bookings
- Health history information: medical history
It’s mandatory for all international tourists to have medical insurance for the whole time of their stay in Saudi Arabia. The payment of the visa fee includes the automatic purchase of medical insurance coverage. The eVisa medical insurance will cover up to 100,000 SAR in medical expenses but no extra fees will be charged.
Be mindful that the mandatory medical insurance for Saudi Arabia covers emergency cases only. All the insurance companies providing coverage as part of visas are approved and certified in Saudi Arabia.
Before submitting the application, all applicants must double-check the documents provided and the online application form to make sure that there are no mistakes made on the application form and no required documents are missing. Incomplete applications may take more time to process or risk being rejected altogether. Saudi Arabia’s eVisa fees are non-refundable in case of cancellation or rejection.
Once submitted, the visa processing time usually takes between 24 up to 72 hours. Once approved, the Saudi Arabian eVisa will be sent to the applicant’s email address provided on the application form, whereas the visa will be electronically linked to the traveler’s passport number, removing the need for visa stamps on blank passport pages.
Saudi Arabia Offers Visa-Free Travel for Poland Citizens
Visiting Saudi Arabia is now available for Polish citizens by obtaining an electronic visa for tourism online. No need to visit a Saudi embassy or consulate. All you’ll need is access to a reliable internet connection.
The Saudi Arabia eVisa is valid for a total of 90 days from the date of issue.