Insurance is now must for Saudi Visitors, except Umrah and Haj visa holders
Saudi Govt has made Insurance compulsory for all visa visa holders and visitor to kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The expected cost of insurance is SAR 100/month in addition to the visa charges. This is expected to help a lots of expatriates whose wives arrive in the kingdom and undergo deliveries and for expatriates whose aged parents visit Saudi Arabia. This move will help expatriates save enormous amount on bills, while other visitors like Transit passengers might find it un-necessary and a waste move.
The ministry has exempted umrah and hajj pilgrims from compulsory insurance.
About 1.3 million people visit Saudi Arabia every year and this is expected to bring a huge financial return to the Saudi Govt.