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Saudi Arabia international travel guide

Landscape view of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is part of Asia with main city at Riyadh. It's usually 🌀️ 15.52 °C in Saudi Arabia with a rainfall of 🌧 6.00 mm. Tipping is quite common in Saudi Arabia and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Saudi Arabia is on average 3.4 Mbps. In Saudi Arabia you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 32M people. The main currency is Saudi Riyal. The languages spoken are Arabic. Automatic teller machines are very common in Saudi Arabia. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~15.52 Β°C Β  🌧 ~6.00 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 32M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

All flights to and from Saudi Arabia remain suspended. Follow the Australian Embassy on social media for updates on flights leaving Saudi Arabia (see 'Local contacts'). Any non-citizen who violates COVID-19 health measures or restrictions will be punished, then deported and banned from re-entering Saudi Arabia. If you're in Saudi Arabia and you wish to leave, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Recent missile and drone attacks from the military conflict in Yemen have targeted civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, including Riyadh. Most attacks have been intercepted and destroyed by Saudi air defence systems. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Saudi Arabia.

issued date: June 24, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Saudi Arabia uses 230V, 60Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Saudi Arabia uses the Saudi riyal (symbol: ?.?), code SAR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 50, 10, 5 and 1 riyals. Riyal is subdivided into 100 halalas. Coins come in denominations of 50, 25, 10 and 5 halalas.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Saudi Arabia. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Saudi Arabia and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Saudi Arabia is on average 3.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Saudi Arabia is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 43.99 SAR, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Mobily, STC or Zain. Saudi Arabia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Saudi Arabia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Saudi Arabia, dial +, then 966 (the country code for Saudi Arabia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Saudi Arabia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 11 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Saudi Arabia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on undivided highways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways and 40-80 km/h (24-49 mph) in all built-up areas.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Useful Information
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Last updated: January 1, 2021