Saudi Arabia and Bahrain nationals have been given electronic visa waiver status by the UK, the Home Office has said in a statement.
The status will be effective from June 1 and under this new amendment, all Saudi Arabian and Bahrain nationals can apply to travel to the UK for up to six months with an electronic visa waiver.
Citizens of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain can now travel to the UK without obtaining a visa provided they complete an online waiver for each visit.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said this visa waiver will strengthen the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
The UK’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Neil Crompton, posted a video on Twitter explaining the move.