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Travelers can now have stop-over transit visa of Saudi Arabia; here are the details

08:14 PM | 30 Jan, 2023
Travelers can now have stop-over transit visa of Saudi Arabia; here are the details
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RIYADH - The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has launched the service of issuing electronic stop-over Transit Visa by air for all purposes from Monday.

According to the policy, the visa holders can stay in the country for four days while the duration of the visa is three months. Interestingly, the visa is free of cost and it will be issued right away along with the flight ticket.

The ministry has launched the service in collaboration with the relevant authorities and in cooperation with the Saudi national airlines, Saudi Gazette reported.

Under the Transit visa, tourists can now enter Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah besides traveling inside the Kingdom and attending other events in what appears to be a major sigh of relief for the arriving tourists.

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has clarified that applications for transit visas can be submitted through the electronic platforms of Saudi Arabian Airlines and Flynas which will automatically be routed to the Unified National Visa Platform at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The processing and issuance of visa would be done instantly which will be sent to the applicant's e-mail address.

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is implementing its Vision 2030 which includes shifting revenue sources away from oil which are rapidly depleting with each passing year. The country hosts two of Islam's holiest sites and every year millions of pilgrims head to the country for hajj and Umrah. The county has announced that it will welcome 2.3 million pilgrims this year for Hajj as Covid restrictions have been largely lifted.

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

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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