Most foreign nationals, including Saudi citizens, are required to gain prior travel authorization to enter Turkey. As Saudi Arabians are not eligible to apply for a visa on arrival for Turkey, this authorization must be gained by applying for a visa before traveling.
For straightforward tourism and business purposes, Saudi travelers should apply online for a Turkish e-Visa.
Available via an online application system, the Turkey e-Visa for Saudis is a quick and simple way to obtain authorization to enter the country, saving a lot of time and effort compared to applying at a Turkish embassy or consulate, as with a traditional visa.
Passport control officials at the Turkish border can check a traveler’s e-Visa while scanning their passport in the online system. Even so, it is a good idea to carry a printed copy of the e-Visa with you in the unlikely event of problems with the system.