Tokyo newspaper: Saudi, tourist visa start Mecca only Muslim ...
Saudi, tourist visa start Mecca only Muslim
Saudi Arabia government is the day, announced that begin the issuance of tourist visas. In the strict Saudi to the precepts of Islam, has been accepted foreigners only, such as the Holy Land pilgrimage and business purposes, the tourists had closed the door. However, the visit of non-Muslims to the holy city Mecca is not open.
Part of the social and economic reforms that the next king and the eye is the Muhammad Prince proceed. This has been lifted such as cinema and music concerts before. Set a target to increase the number of tourists from home and abroad to the billion people a year in 00 years, it aims to attract foreign investment by the open door.
Target countries, including Japan. According to local media, the black costume [Abaya] women covers the whole body be required to wear in public places, foreign tourists are exempt. However, it does not show details such as shoulder [elegant dress] that is recommended. Prohibition of alcohol continues.