Can Tourists Visit Medina?

Are tourists allowed in Medina?

For the first time, Saudi Arabia is going to open up its doors to international tourists with a new visa regime for 49 countries.

Until now, Saudi visas were only really granted to expatriate workers, people visiting on business, and pilgrims visiting either or both of the two holy cities Mecca and Medina..

Can tourists visit the Kaaba?

Alas, you will not be allowed to visit Mecca as you are not Muslim, it’s discrimination in it’s most blatent form and there’s no way round it. Suggest you visit the UNESCO World Heritage site instead, which is a 10 hour drive from Riyadh, or you can fly to a nearer airport and transfer from there.

Can non Muslims visit Mecca?

No. Although Christians and Jews believe in the God of Abraham, they are not allowed to perform the hajj. Indeed, the government of Saudi Arabia forbids all non-Muslims from entering the holy city of Mecca at all. … Pilgrims must book their hajj trip through a Saudi government–approved hajj travel agent.

Can I perform Umrah on tourist visa?

Yes, it is mentioned in Saudi news paper, umrah can be done with visit visa. But hajj will still require special hajj visa. Only muslims will be allowed to enter Makkah and Madinah. It is one year multiple entry visa cost 300 visa fee and 140 compulsory insurance, total 440 SAR.