Saudi Arabia opens up to tourism

Saudi Arabia is a new tourist destination. It opened its doors to tourists from 49 different countries. They can get online visas. Saudi says it can be a top tourism destination. It has natural attractions, famous sites, beaches and unique cultures. It wants 10 per cent of its money to come from tourism by 2030.

Tourists can stay in Saudi for 90 days a year. Non-Muslims cannot go to the holy sites of Mecca and Medina. A spokesman explained how important tourism is. He said: "Opening Saudi Arabia to…tourists is a historic moment.…Its unique attractions, culture and natural beauty [will] become more widely [loved]."