Ever since Saudi started opening up, we're getting a lot of questions about people (mostly but not entirely Indian) doing self-transfers on LCCs via Riyadh. Can we draft a canonical answer to these?

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    Yes please, post a canonical question or pick an early question after the opening up and edit that to a canonical one. Than we can have someone post a canonical answer.
    – Willeke Mod
    Commented Dec 18, 2023 at 11:10

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10 upvotes and 0 downvotes is clear enough, so here's a first cut:

I am transiting through Saudi Arabia. Do I need a visa?

Please expand, in particular for the corner case of transiting on separate tickets without checked baggage.

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