Many Saudis who visit Thailand are unaware of the kingdom's 12-year ban on travel to the country, and some have returned from a vacation to the land of smiles to face questioning from Saudi authorities. Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from traveling to Thailand because it claims Thailand has high levels of crime, prostitution and alcohol consumption. The Saudi government said those breaking the ban would be prevented from traveling for six months to three years and forced to pay a fine. Other countries banned for travel by Saudis include Israel, Iraq and Bosnia.
Arab News