Attention fellow travelers, this is not a drill!
We may have just figured out the easiest and quickest way to visit Saudi Arabia. If you’re thinking of attending the Formula E race that is.
Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GSA) announced the details of the new electronic visa system, Sharek, which has now gone live and is ready for international race fans to take advantage of.
The new e-visa system will give travelers a 14-day visa for SAR640- and the process takes 15 mins tops!
So if you visit Sharek’s official website, obtaining a visa is as easy as one, two and three. The fourteen-day visa only costs SAR640 ($170) and will allow entering a full entrance to the event as well as mobility within specific Saudi territories, reports the Saudi Gazette.
How-to obtain your e-visa:
- Complete your personal details online (through the website)
- Upload an ID photo and a copy of your passport
- Complete the online payment
Et voila! You have your visa, it’s that simple.
The Ministry of Foreign affairs will confirm the eligibility within seconds. After your visa gets sent to your email, this can then be used to print out and enter the Kingdom.
Tickets for the Formula E race are now available for purchase online
Tickets for the Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix start at SAR395, with the grandstand and concert access- all other ticket options are available on its official website: www.sharek.sa/formulae
International travelers are limited to one ticket per visa.
Several foreigners have already nabbed their tickets and were impressed by the speed at which they obtained their e-visas
‘Impressive how easy it was to request an e-visa for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.’
Impressive how easy it was to request an e-visa for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via https://t.co/Q9KXKpQYe5 ! See you in Riyad in December? @OneMileataTime @theyhbu @garyleff @godsavethepoint @ZachHonig pic.twitter.com/sFzybGHp84
— Bart Lapers (@fotograaf) September 26, 2018
Everything was so quick and easy! By the way, I’m still confused about the e-Visa validity period. Does yours say until 2018/12/27?
— Lee (@Oak_Lee) September 28, 2018