The online tool will provide logistical information for football fans travelling from Saudi to Qatar
The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) has launched an online platform called Hadhireen, or ‘Here For You’, to provide logistical information for football fans travelling both via and from Saudi to next month’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.
Broken down into three sections – Coming to Saudi, Enjoying Saudi and Going to the World Cup – the website caters to both residents and tourists, guiding users on travel into Saudi, relevant tourist destinations and events in Saudi during their stay and onward travel to Qatar.
Saudi Arabia announced last month that it would grant visas to those holding tickets to the World Cup. Those registered for Qatar’s Hayya fan card will be able to apply for multiple-entry visas 10 days before the tournament starts. Those granted visas will be able to stay in Saudi Arabia for up to 60 days.
The Council of Ministers confirmed that the state would bear the costs of services related to the e-visa platform at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for issuing an entry visa to Saudi Arabia for Hayya card holders.
The STA has launched the platform in coordination with the ministries of interior, sports, and transport and logistics, as well as the Public Transport Authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority and Matarat Holding Company.
For more information, visit www.hereforyou-sa.com