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Saudi Arabia and Thailand have agreed to fully restore diplomatic ties between the two countries upon the arrival of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to Riyadh.
As part of restoring the relations between the two countries, Saudi Arabia has decided to establish its embassy in Thailand. Currently, Thailand has its embassy in Riyadh and its consulate in Jeddah.
Can Saudis visit Thailand now?
As a result, Saudi tourists would be able to visit Thailand and enjoy the beautiful beaches, adventurous excursions and enjoy everything associated with the country.
In addition to that, Saudi Airlines is planning to start a direct flight from Jeddah and Riyadh to Bangkok soon.
Why were Saudis banned from Thailand?
In 1989, Saudi Arabia imposed a ban on its citizens to travel Thailand over the theft of a diamond worth $20 million which is generally known as Blue Diamond Affair.
The visit of Thailand’s Prime Minister to Saudi Arabia is the first government-level visit in more than 30 years to promote and strengthen bilateral relations.
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