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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.

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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