Gulf Countries Want to Create Their Own Schengen Visa to Boost Tourism
The Gulf countries are looking to Europe as an example of how open borders for tourists and locals can help boost the economy as well as attract tours and business events.
Excerpt from Times of Oman
The Secretary-General of the Federation of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FGCC Chambers) has referred a study to the alliance interior ministers supporting the introduction of a common GCC tourism visa, a Saudi-based Arabic daily reported.
“The aim of the Schengen-like visa is mainly to attract tourists from either the GCC countries or other nations and allow them to move among the member states,” he said in remarks published by Saudi daily Al Eqtisadiya on Tuesday.