Saudis are banned to travel these 9 countries

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the World's most popular and well-appreciated countries all over the Muslim world. The government of Saudi Arabia has a list to which traveling of its citizens is not permissible. In other words, there are 9 countries Saudis are banned from visiting.

  1. Thailand – Why Saudis can't go to Thailand?

Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world that people visit for enjoying vacations and holidays. People often ask me if Saudis can travel to Thailand?

However, the Saudi Government holds very much of a ban over traveling to this country because over the years a few Saudi diplomats were murdered there.

If a Saudi citizen travels to Thailand, he faces many problems in getting his passport renewed. A citizen who travels to Thailand faces a travel ban of 3 years and a fine of SR 10,000. – Arab News. Recommended: Why are Saudis banned from Thailand? Blue Diamond Affair

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  1. Lebanon

Saudi Arabia halted $4bn in aid to Lebanese security forces in response to “hostile” positions linked to Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah. – Al-Jazeera

  1. Iraq

Saudis are not allowed to travel Iraq due to the presence of Taliban and ISIS militant group in that country.

  1. Israel

Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel as a separate country. There are no diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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  1. Iran

Saudi Embassy was attacked in Iran was attacked by people on the support of Iran government in the month of Jan 2016. Diplomatic relations between two countries have been cut since that time.

  1. Yemen

Saudis are not allowed to travel to Yemen without taking approval from the Ministry of Interior amid security condition in Yemen. – Saudi Gazette

  1. Qatar

Saudi Citizens have been barred from crossing Qatar border effective from June 05, 2017 following a complete diplomatic cut down by Saudi Arabia with Qatar.

Saudi Iqama holders who used to get on arrival visa at the Qatar border would also not be entertained. The border has been closed until further communication. Recommended: Why Saudi Arabia along with 5 countries cut down relations with Qatar?

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  1. Syria

Saudis are not allowed to travel to Syria without taking approval from the Ministry of Interior amid security condition in Yemen. – Saudi Gazette

  1. Bosnia

Saudi citizens were banned from traveling to Bosnia a few years ago, but now this situation has been improved as many citizens have been traveling to Bosnia- Arab News 

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The Passport Department (Jawazat) has asked all its departments in various regions to thoroughly scrutinize the stamps of arrival and departure on the passports of Saudi citizens who may intend to travel to the banned countries without official permits.

The violators may face a ban on traveling anywhere for three years and a maximum fine of SR 10,000. 

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