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International Saudi driver's license

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The Austrian National Tourist Office in Dubai is pleased to announce that as of May 12th 2016 Saudi Arabia has signed the Convention on Road Traffic of Vienna 1968 – therefore Saudi citizens holding an international driver’s license issued in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive and rent cars in Austria.

The Austrian National Tourist Office in Dubai is pleased to announce that as of May 12th 2016 Saudi Arabia has signed the Convention on Road Traffic of Vienna 1968 – therefore Saudi citizens holding an international driver’s license issued in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive and rent cars in Austria.
Austria welcomes the increasing numbers and the growing interest of Saudi citizens to travel to the country. The number of Saudis travelling to Austria has tripled in the last four years, with 118.000 Saudis being welcomed in the country last year.

The Austrian Embassy in Riyadh has made preparations for this travel season to Austria, and has further improved accessibility to Schengen visa for Austria by entering into an agreement with VFS which has been providing an extra venue for visa applications in Riyadh since January, in addition to the already existing offices in Jeddah and Al Khobar. Additionally, the Embassy in Riyadh still continues to offer direct visa appointments for applicants.

Austria is one of the preferred destinations in Europe for Saudi Tourists as the country offers a great variety of holiday experiences within short distances. Austrian cities offer a vibrant mix of family entertainment, shopping havens as well as stunning culture with many UNSECO World heritage sites. Vienna – the capital of Austria – has just recently been named the most liveable city in the world for the seventh time in 2016 in the Mercer study.

Meanwhile the mountains with their panoramic views, green landscapes and fresh air are never far away. In Austria’s glaciers such as the Kitzsteinhorn there is even snow in summer, an experience which – thanks to easy access through cable cars - makes a holiday in Austria a special trip for the whole Family.

To get more information about Austria visit www.austria.info, where you can find tailor-made round trips for all types of travellers.