I am a Zimbabwean travelling from North Cyprus to Zimbabwe. I have a layover of 15 hours in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Do I need a transit visa in Jeddah?
Airlines use Timatic to display information about visas necessary for particular travelers going (or transiting in) a specific place. Putting your information into the Timatic web interface yields this:
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National Zimbabwe (ZW)
Transit Saudi Arabia (SA)
Destination Zimbabwe (ZW)
ALSO CHECK DESTINATION INFORMATION BELOW Saudi Arabia (SA) TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
Visa required, except for Passengers transiting through Dammam (DMM), Jeddah (JED) or Riyadh (RUH) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 12 hours.
They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
- Only one transit stop-over in Saudi Arabia is permitted.
- Passengers performing Umrah while in transit through Jeddah (JED) can obtain a transit visa up to 72 hours if:
For details, click here
- Passports issued to nationals of Zimbabwe must be valid on arrival.
VISA NOT REQUIRED.
- The official three letter country code in passports issued by Zimbabwe is ZWE. However, for a limited period, passports were issued with the three letter code of ZIM. These passports are still in circulation and will remain valid until their expiry date.
Thus, because your onward travel will not depart Jedda within 12 hours, you do need a transit visa.