Saudi Arabia classifies 69 countries as high risk for travel

Saudi Arabia’s public health authority (Weqaya) has classified 69 countries as “very high risk” for travel. Weqaya issues travel alerts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ​The Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Weqaya) updates its travel alerts every two weeks based on the epidemiological assessment of countries. Weqaya has advised the citizens and Iqama holders […]

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Umrah Procedures – Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

​​​​​​​International Umrah​ proceduresThe List of Regulations of the Services Provided for the Mu`tamirs (Umrah performers) was issued in 1420H by virtue of the Council of Ministers’Resolution No. 93, dated 10/6/1420H. It consists of 14 articles. Its bill of implementation was also issued, upon the approval of HRH the Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior…

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Saudi Arabia announces new Umrah measures

RIYADH Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced fresh measures for the Umrah pilgrimage, which was suspended for six months due to the coronavirus outbreak.As part of the COVID-19 measures, the barricade placed around the Kaaba and the holy Black Stone will remain in its place and visitors will be prevented from touching them, the official SPA…

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Minister Issues Guidelines for Umrah during Covid-19 Pandemic

Jakarta: Minister of Religious Affairs Fachrul Razi has issued Decree Number 719 of 2020 on Guidelines for Organizing Umrah during covid-19 Pandemic.  “The regulation for organizing Umrah during the pandemic is ready. The policy has been discussed with Commission VIII. In accordance with directive of Minister of Religious Affairs Fachrul Razi, the regulation has been…

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