Citizens of Various Islamic Nations are Allowed to enter the UK without Visa.

LONDON – The United Kingdom government has announced that tourists from several Arab countries would be able to enter the country without a visa beginning February 22 of next year.

 

The UK aims to make entry easier for residents of Jordan and all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in a substantial revision to its visa policy.

 

Visas are not required for citizens of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, or Bahrain to enter the United Kingdom. From February of next year, they will only need an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to enter the UK. Qataris going to the United Kingdom have been using ETA from November 15, 2023.

 

According to a statement issued by the British government, the transition to an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) system will simplify the admission procedure by eliminating the need for a visit visa.

 

Tourists of all ages will be needed to apply electronically for a £10 travel permit, which will then be provided for their travel purposes for a period of two years under this new system. This strategic reform in visa restrictions intends to streamline entrance procedures, making travel to the United Kingdom easier and more accessible for citizens of these countries.

 

Earlier this year, the UK government announced intentions to implement a new ETA scheme as part of a goal to digitise the UK border by 2025 in order to improve border security and consumer service.

 

An ETA is a digital travel authorization for persons visiting or transiting through the UK who do not require a visa for short visits or do not currently possess another UK visa.

 

The ETA system, which reduces expenses and visa restrictions, would allow visitors from the Gulf states and Jordan to travel more easily to the UK, enhancing economic and tourism linkages between these countries, the UK government said in a statement.

 

With nearly 790,000 Gulf travellers spending £2 billion in the UK in 2022, Gulf visitors are extremely vital to the UK economy.

 

 

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