Passport Validity of At Least 3 Months Required For Travel To GCC Countries

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Do you have plans to visit Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, or the United Arab Emirates? If you answered yes, you should check the validity of your passport before planning your trip, as GCC nations are now required for passports to be valid for at least three months in order to enter.

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) advised travellers to check the validity of their passports before travelling to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Arab countries.

Travellers must ensure that the remaining period in their passport is not less than 3 months while traveling to the GCC States and the Arab countries.

the Jawazat said

While it has been highlighted that people intending to go to other nations must have a passport valid for at least 6 months.

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Travel With a National ID Card

It is worth noting that Saudi nationals and citizens of other GCC countries can now travel to and from Saudi Arabia using their national identity cards, following the lifting of the Jawazat’s travel ban.

Last week, the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) in Saudi Arabia said that the document is now accepted for travel to and from Saudi Arabia for all GCC citizens.

During the pandemic, GCC individuals were required to have a passport in order to travel within the Gulf.


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