Hi I have a Tunisian passport and I'm travelling to Malaysia through Jeddah, do I need a transit visa if my layover is 5-6 hours and I don't plan to leave the airport? I also have to return the same way, is it permitted to have two layovers in Saudi Arabia if my travel is 2 weeks long ?

Thank you in advance.

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    Welcome to stackexchange. I think I'm supposed to ask you what research you've done. According to wikipedia and timeatic, you will need a visa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… saudi.gov.sa/wps/portal/snp/government/servicedetails/8474 – C'est Moi Jan 3 '20 at 15:43
  • The comment above about needing a visa is incorrect. Timatic confirms that a Tunisian citizen on the way to Malaysia can transit Saudi Arabia without a visa on the conditions stated by @BritishSam in the Answer. These are the travel plans stated by the OP. – DavidSupportsMonica Jan 3 '20 at 19:29

According to IATA, you don't need a visa under if your transit is under 12 hours.

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.

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