Travel & Accommodation
Passport & Visa Requirements
A valid entry visa is required for all visitors to Saudi Arabia. Before traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, exhibitors should acquire a business visa.
The organizers will assist exhibitors in securing business visas. Business visas, on the other hand, are at the discretion of the Saudi authorities and are provided with the understanding that the event’s organizers cannot be held liable if a visa application is denied.
Please note the following points:
- Visas are necessary for everyone, with the exception of those holding Bahraini, Kuwaiti, Omani, Qatari, or UAE passports.
- Visas can be obtained through Saudi Arabian missions. In countries without a Saudi Arabian mission, exhibitors should contact the organizers.
- Women are not allowed to participate in the show.
Participants at trade shows in Saudi Arabia must follow the following rules to obtain a Business visa:
- Participants who need help with their Entry Visa must fill out and send in the “Visa” form no later than three months before the show. Please check the visa instructions on the back of the “Visa” form before filling out the “Visa” form.
- To the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organizers will provide a list of show participants that need visas.
- An approval reference number will be generated and circulated to all concerned Saudi embassies/consulates abroad after the Ministry’s permission has been granted. The organizers will notify all participants once this has happened.
- Participants will apply for their Entry Visas at Saudi embassies or consulates in their home countries, as well as the approval reference number on their visa applications. Please enquire with your local Saudi embassy if there are any special requirements.
Exhibitors should apply for their visa at least 6 weeks before traveling to the Kingdom, as a visit or business visa takes 4-5 weeks to process from application to collection.
The show’s organizers aren’t responsible for any exhibitor who fails to obtain his visa in time for the event.
The organizers are only responsible for issuing business visas to international exhibitors, and they are held liable by the Saudi immigration authorities in the event of any exhibitor’s overstay past the authorized time stamped on their visa or at the port of entry. An exhibitor is considered an unlawful subject if he or she stays beyond the permitted duration printed.
Furthermore, he risks being fined up to 10,000 SR. ALL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS ARE GUIDED TO DEPART THE COUNTRY BEFORE THEIR VISAS EXPIRY.
Although vaccines are not necessary, it is suggested that exhibitors be immunized for typhoid, cholera, and tetanus.
In Saudi Arabia, there are a lot of international hotel chains. For more information, please contact your travel agent or the event’s organizers.