Islamic Country Saudi Arabia Allow LGBT People, to Enter the Country


Newstoday: The government of Saudi Arabia, the most important country in the Islamic world, has changed its tourism rules and regulations to allow people with controversial sexual orientations (LGBT), i.e. homosexuals, transgenders, and bisexuals, to enter the country.  The American broadcaster CNN reported in its report that some updates had been made to Saudi Arabia's official tourism website, including allowing homosexuals, transgenders and bisexuals to enter the country. Entry has been granted. The report claimed that there was no such update on the official tourism website earlier. According to the broadcaster, updates on gay, transgender, and bisexual admissions were not on the website until March 2023.

In the new updates to the website, the Q&A section states that Saudi Arabia is open to all orientations, including homosexuals, transgenders and bisexuals, and no personal information from anyone. Information is not requested. In the same section, in response to a question, it is stated that unmarried couples are also allowed to enter Saudi Arabia and that they can stay together in any hotel.


Another question in the same section clarified that women in Saudi Arabia cannot wear a swimsuit in public and that all individuals are required to respect local customs and laws.

In response to another question in the same section, it is also clarified that selling alcohol in Saudi Arabia is a crime and alcohol is not available, but guests will be entertained with good drinks as an alternative.

Although the said section confirmed the entry of homosexuals, transgenders and bisexuals into the country, it was not clarified whether such persons could stay together in hotel rooms or not.In many Islamic countries, homosexuality is considered forbidden, and transgender and bisexual people are also frowned upon. However, many other tourist Islamic countries, including the (UAE), allow people with controversial sexual orientations not only to enter, but also to cohabit.

Sabahat Abid


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