According to the announcement from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry for Hajj and Umrah said that the Ministry imposed a major restriction on Umrah visa for pilgrims visiting the Kingdom.
As per details, The Saudi ministry said that the Umrah visa has a duration of 30 days and there would be no extension in its duration, It further shared that for collective prayer at the Grand Mosque in Makkah or for performing Umrah, the pilgrims would require to get a prior online permit.
It further said that the permit is also mandatory for Saudi citizens and foreigners living in the Kingdom, added that entry to the mosque will be restricted over the absence of the permit.
The Saudi officials while sharing further restrictions on children, said that children aged below 2-year-old are barred from entering the Grand Mosque.
Saudi Arabia, In mid-January restricted the repetition of Umrah for foreign pilgrims, only allowing them to perform it 3 times during a 30-day stay amid concerns over rising coronavirus cases.
The local media quoting the Saudi Ministry for Hajj and Umrah that a recent decision restricting the repetition of Umrah or lesser pilgrimage to a 10-day gap also applies to overseas Muslims.
The ministry said that “Pilgrims arriving from abroad are allowed to stay in the country for 30 days and have to meet certain requirements,” added that the pilgrims have to be aged 12 and above, and show the status of immunization on the health app Tawakkalna.
The overseas Muslims based on the 10-day interval for repeating Umrah, could undertake the rituals 3 times at most during their 30-day stay.
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