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Kyrgyzstan announces visa free travel for Saudi Arabia: Details inside

04:23 PM | 1 Nov, 2023
Kyrgyzstan announces visa free travel for Saudi Arabia: Details inside

BISHKEK - Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has introduced changes to its Visit Visa Regime, allowing citizens of several countries, including Saudi Arabia, to enter the country without a visa.

The relaxation for visa-free travel is valid for up to 60 days and under the new rules, foreign visitors must depart within the 60-day period and can only re-enter after 60 days.

Additionally, if a visitor overstays, they'll be considered an illegal resident and face fines upon departure.

The authorities in Kyrgyzstan have decided to end the practice of visa runs for foreign citizens, which allowed them to extend their stay by crossing the border. This move is aimed at better regulating migration and bolstering national security, Saudi Gazette reported.

Kyrgyzstan is a country nestled in Central Asia, surrounded by tall mountains and sharing borders with China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.

Approximately 6.5 million people call Kyrgyzstan home. They speak languages like Kyrgyz and Russia and each year, Kyrgyzstan welcomes many tourists eager to explore its breathtaking landscapes. Some of the popular spots to visit include Issyk-Kul Lake which is one of the largest mountain lakes globally, renowned for its crystal-clear blue waters. Tourists flock here for swimming and various water activities.

Moreover, Ala Archa National Park located close to the capital city, Bishkek boasts stunning sights like glaciers, lush forests, and towering mountains besides Burana Tower which has stood tall for over a thousand years and offers a captivating view from its top.

Kyrgyzstan is a treasure trove of natural wonders and cultural gems. For a taste of nomadic life, one can visit Son-Kul Lake, perched high in the mountains.

Tash Rabat, a 15th-century stone caravanserai, provides a glimpse into Silk Road history. If one is visiting the country, they should not miss Osh Bazaar in Bishkek, a bustling market where one can immerse oneself in local culture and find a wide array of goods.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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