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Japan relaxes visa rules for this Muslim country: Details inside

03:59 PM | 29 Nov, 2023
Japan relaxes visa rules for this Muslim country: Details inside

TOKYO - The authorities in Japan have announced a relaxation in the visa requirements for Saudi nationals, unveiling a multiple-entry visa program subject to certain conditions. 

In an announcement on Wednesday, the Japanese Embassy in Saudi Arabia disclosed that this new visa initiative targets short-term visits encompassing tourism, business ventures, and familial or friendly visits.

Under the amended visa regime, Saudi nationals would be allowed a visa that will allow a 90-day stay within a validity period of three years.

Set to commence on December 4, applicants will need to personally visit the embassy or consulate-general to complete the application process; contrarily, single-entry visas can still be applied for online.

'We hope that the several visa relaxation measures taken by the Japanese government will lead to closer and deeper ties between the peoples of Japan and Saudi Arabia,' the embassy commented on the initiative.

Japan, an archipelago situated in East Asia, comprises four main islands—Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku—along with over 6,800 smaller islands.

With a population of over 125 million inhabitants, Japan is a vibrant fusion of ancient traditions and cutting-edge technology. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and world-class cuisine, Japan attracts millions of tourists annually, welcoming over 30 million visitors in recent years.

The country offers a myriad of business opportunities, especially in technological innovation, automotive manufacturing, electronics, and robotics. Japan's culture is deeply rooted in tradition, evident in its tea ceremonies, intricate art forms like origami, and timeless architecture such as temples and castles. Yet, it seamlessly intertwines with modernity seen in its bustling cities, advanced infrastructure, and a global influence on popular culture, including anime and gaming.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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