Visa-free entry to 50 countries: This Muslim country offers diverse travel choice

12:13 AM | 9 Oct, 2023
Visa-free entry to 50 countries: This Muslim country offers diverse travel choice

KUWAIT - In a significant development, Kuwaiti passport holders have gained visa-free access to a total of 50 countries, as confirmed by an official memorandum.

The information was provided in response to a query raised by MP Osama Al Zaid, with Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Al Sabah furnishing the specifics regarding Kuwaiti nationals' current visa privileges.

As per the response, Kuwaiti travelers can now make a trip to a diverse range of nations without the need for prior visa arrangements.

This means they can travel to 10 European countries, Australasia and neighboring regions, seven in Asia, four in Africa, 13 in the Americas, and 13 Arab countries. Such access is expected to not only streamline international travel for Kuwaiti citizens but also enhance global connectivity.

For those who prefer electronic visa channels, 11 countries extend this option to Kuwaiti citizens, spanning four European nations, three Asian countries, two African states, and two in the Americas.

As far as on-arrival visas are concerned, 32 nations offer such facilities to Kuwaitis, further simplifying the process for travelers. These on-arrival visa nations encompass five in Australasia and nearby regions, 12 in Asia, 13 in Africa, one in the Americas, and one Arab country, Gulf News reported.

Although the situation seems much favorable, there remain 104 countries where Kuwaiti passport holders are still required to obtain visas through embassies or approved offices. This comprises 36 European nations, seven in Australasia and its neighboring regions, 10 in Asia, 28 in Africa, 20 in the Americas, and three Arab countries.

The region Australasia is a region that comprises Australia, New Zealand and some neighboring islands in the Pacific Ocean.

It bears mentioning that Kuwait, a prosperous Gulf nation, houses a population of approximately 4.5 million residents. With an average annual salary of around $48,000, it ranks among the world's top nations in terms of wealth per capita. Its geographical landscape, characterized by arid deserts and a picturesque coastline along the Arabian Gulf, offers a unique contrast.

In terms of tourism, Kuwait attracts over 2 million visitors annually, drawn by its rich cultural heritage and modern urban marvels. This influx contributes significantly to the nation's economy. With a blend of economic affluence, natural beauty, and cultural richness, Kuwait stands as a distinguished destination in the Arabian Peninsula.


Rupee recovers marginally against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 30 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates in Pakistan increase; Check today’s gold rates 30 November 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 30 November 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Karachi PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Islamabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Peshawar PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Quetta PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sialkot PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Attock PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujranwala PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Jehlum PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Multan PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Bahawalpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujrat PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nawabshah PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Chakwal PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Hyderabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nowshehra PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sargodha PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Faisalabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Mirpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675


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