The Singaporean government has announced that Saudi nationals will be visa exempt starting in June.

Key Points: 

  • Beginning June 1, Saudi nationals who hold valid passports issued by the Saudi government will no longer need to apply for a visa to enter Singapore.
  • Saudi nationals will continue to need to obtain an entry visa until June 1.
  • Singaporean authorities will not refund visa processing fees for those who have already submitted an application or received an application decision.
  • Saudi nationals will not be able to conduct paid business activities in Singapore through the visa waiver program.

Additional Information: More information regarding the visa waiver program is available here.

BAL Analysis: The Singaporean government has announced that it will no longer require Saudi nationals to have a visa to enter Singapore to promote travel to the country and increase economic ties between the two countries.

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