In a shift, Saudi Arabia to ‘welcome’ LGBTQ tourists

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05/01/2023

LGBTQ tourists can now visit Saudi Arabia, according to the kingdom’s official tourism site. The shift follows a series of social and economic changes that the kingdom has made in recent years. Homosexuality, however, remains illegal in the country, though these laws are not always enforced. The Saudi Tourism Authority’s website visitsaudi.com has an updated section under its Frequently Asked Questions page stating “Are LGBT visitors welcome to visit Saudi Arabia?” The answer to the question reads as follows: “We don’t ask anyone to disclose personal details and never have. Everyone is welcome to visit our country.”

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