Travel Information

Bhutanese citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia

Citizens of Bhutan that are travelling to Saudi Arabia need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Saudi Arabia

low tax
🐌 Below average wifi
bad air quality
mild weather
🤝 friendly locals
safe neighbourhoods
⚡ Above average wifi

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

STC

.

💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include

Careem.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is SAR.

1 BTN = 0.052540 SAR

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $4.00 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Saudi Arabia. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Saudi Arabia has confirmed COVID-19 is present in the country. All flights to and from Saudi Arabia have been suspended for two weeks commencing 15 March. If you arrived in Saudi Arabia after 13 March, you are required to remain in home quarantine for 14 days from your date of entry into Saudi Arabia. Entry by land borders is restricted to commercial trucks only. Performing Umrah has been temporarily suspended for all pilgrims. Visiting the Prophet’s Mosque in Makkah has also been temporarily suspended. Contact your airline or travel provider, or your nearest Embassy of Saudi Arabia for the latest information. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Saudi Arabia.

Statistics

These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Saudi Arabia. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (2.71 / 5)
Safety (3.82 / 5)
Cost of Living (4.16 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$55.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$4.00 USD

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Popular Cities in Saudi Arabia

Dammam

Jeddah

Riyadh

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