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Saudi Arabia: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5470, tabled on 20 February 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their advice to UK citizens who wish to practise their chosen religion whilst in Saudi Arabia.

Answered on

6 March 2017

The public practice of any form of religion other than Islam is illegal; as is an intention to convert others.

However, the Saudi authorities accept the private practice of religions other than Islam, and you can bring a Bible into the country as long as it is for your personal use. This advice is available on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Travel Advice for Saudi Arabia.