Home World Saudi Opens Umrah Pilgrimage To Vaccinated Pilgrims From Abroad: Report

Saudi Opens Umrah Pilgrimage To Vaccinated Pilgrims From Abroad: Report

Saudi Opens Umrah Pilgrimage To Vaccinated Pilgrims From Abroad: Report

The vaccinated pilgrims will have to be institutionally quarantined upon arrival. (FILE)


Saudi Arabia will gradually begin receiving Umrah pilgrimage requests from abroad for vaccinated pilgrims starting August 9 after about a year and a half of not receiving overseas worshippers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state news agency (SPA) reported early on Sunday.

With a capacity that would rise to 2 million pilgrims from 60,000 pilgrims per month, Mecca and Medina will start welcoming visitors from abroad to their mosques while maintaining COVID-19 precautionary measures.

An official in the Hajj and Umrah Ministry said domestic and overseas pilgrims will have to include authorized COVID-19 vaccination certificates along with their Umrah request.

Vaccinated pilgrims from countries that Saudi Arabia includes on its entry-ban list will have to be institutionally quarantined upon arrival, the report added.

Umrah, a pilgrimage to Islam’s two holiest sites that is undertaken at any time of the year, was reopened in October for domestic worshippers after it was totally upon the outbreak of the pandemic.

Islam’s holiest sites’ home for the second year in a row had hosted a limited-numbered, domestic Haj pilgrimage in July.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Source link


Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella Says Failed TikTok Deal “Strangest Thing” He’s Worked On

<!-- -->Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. (File)Washington: Microsoft Corp's near-acquisition of social media app TikTok last year was the "strangest thing...

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou Not Freed In Prisoner Swap, US Rebuts China’s “Triump”

<!-- -->Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived in China on a special plane.Washington: The White House on Monday said a near-simultaneous release...

Reliance In Talks To Invest $300 Million In Google-Backed Unicorn: Report

<!-- -->Reliance's investment could be completed in the next few weeks, a report said.Reliance Industries Ltd. is in talks to buy a stake...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

KKR vs DC, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, When And Where To Watch Upcoming Match: Live Telecast, Live Streaming

IPL 2021, KKR vs DC: Rishabh Pant plays a shot for Delhi Capitals in UAE.© BCCI/IPLEoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take...

Sena, After MP’s Aide Arrested

<!-- -->Mumbai: Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Tuesday accused a "desperate" BJP of using the Enforcement Directorate to target party leaders and staffers....

Jio Introduces Cashback on Prepaid Plans Starting Rs. 249: All You Need to Know

Reliance Jio has introduced 20 percent cashback on few prepaid recharges for its subscribers. This cashback offer is applicable only when users recharge...

Google TV Remote With Better Interface Launched to Replace Android TV Remote App: Reports

Google is removing the Android TV remote app from the Google Play store following the arrival of the Google TV app remote,...

Recent Comments