The UK government announced citizens of some countries will not need a visa from this year 2024, UK will start granting visa exemptions to citizens of the GCC countries and Jordan.
According to the statement issued by the UK government, all countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) including Jordan, will move to the electronic travel permit system in 2024.
UK authorities are working to border procedures to make it easier for tourists, students and business people to enter the country, the UK government has said that residents of Gulf countries and Jordan will now be allowed to enter the country.
The UK government explaine all Gulf countries, including Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Emirates, would move to the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system, which would eliminate the need for a visit visa.
Regarding the date of application for visa exemption, the government has confirmed that it will be after 22 February 2024.
Tourists of all ages must electronically submit an application for a travel permit worth 10 British pounds, which will be issued to tourists. The permit is valid for a period of two years starting February 1 next year, and the process of obtaining it takes only three working days.
This electronic permit allows its holders to enter and stay in the UK for a period of six months. Tourist visit a relative, any business, purpose of short-term study. Airports in the UK will allow for obtaining a transit visa, or temporary work for a period of three months.