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Old 03-24-2019, 08:14 PM
 
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Hello. I google on Cheapoair among other places to find prices. One stop for 8-10 hours is in Saudi Arabia. Now I see as a US citizen that you have to pay 108 to visit Saudi Arabia as a county. However i know this: in China as long as uou stay in the city you donít need a visa. As long as I stay in my city (eg Yemen or Mecca) do the same rules apply for Saudi Arabia?
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The airlines use a common immigration database called TIMATIC to help figure this out. United helpfully provides a public portal to it to help answer those questions based on ticket and passport specifics:

https://www.united.com/web/en-us/app...aspx?i=TIMATIC
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Old 03-25-2019, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Hello. I google on Cheapoair among other places to find prices. One stop for 8-10 hours is in Saudi Arabia. Now I see as a US citizen that you have to pay 108 to visit Saudi Arabia as a county. However i know this: in China as long as uou stay in the city you don’t need a visa. As long as I stay in my city (eg Yemen or Mecca) do the same rules apply for Saudi Arabia?

You're not going to Yemen or Mecca. Currently, no airline will even fly through Yemeni air space. To enter Mecca, you must be a Muslim, their are checkpoints, and they really mean it. You can easily get there on a layover at Jeddah, but don't even try.

Last I hear, no visa is required for a layover of less than 18 hour, but you are still in KSA and bound to the same rules of conduct as any other visitor..

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Old 03-25-2019, 05:58 AM
 
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I meant I wanted to look around in Jeddah for a bit while I wait to
Go to Egypt.
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:29 PM
 
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Hello. I google on Cheapoair among other places to find prices. One stop for 8-10 hours is in Saudi Arabia. Now I see as a US citizen that you have to pay 108 to visit Saudi Arabia as a county. However i know this: in China as long as uou stay in the city you donít need a visa. As long as I stay in my city (eg Yemen or Mecca) do the same rules apply for Saudi Arabia?
China you can only stay up to 72 hours without a visa Ö and it might only be Beijing (not sure).
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