The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has overwhelmingly adopted a novel unified tourist visa, enabling visitors to easily visit Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a single visa. This is a significant step toward improving regional connectivity. Sayyed Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, the President of the Gulf Cooperation Council, made the news during the 40th Interior Ministers conference in Oman.
This historic decision, which is expected to go into force by 2024–2025, will revolutionize travel logistics in the area and promote increased cooperation and economic synergy among member states. GCC Secretary General Jassim Al Budaiwi emphasized the GCC states’ dedication to ongoing cooperation and communication, highlighting the single Gulf tourist visa as a driving force behind easier cross-border travel for both visitors and residents.
The GCC has approved the electronic connection of traffic offenses between member states in addition to the tourism effort, with the goal of encouraging shared responsibility among nations and a better coordinated response to traffic-related problems. This action is indicative of the council’s increased emphasis on cooperative approaches to societal issues.
Source- Travel biz