Mon. Nov 30th, 2020

JUST IN: Foreign Umrah Pilgrims to spend 10 days in the Kingdom

MAKKAH, July 29 (Bernama) -- Pilgrims performing ?awaf al-Qudum (Tawaf of Arrival) under strict health precautionary measures on the first day of Haj this year. The number of pilgrims for this year?s Haj has been dramatically reduced from last year's 2.6 million to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to owing to COVID-19. --fotoBERNAMA (2020) COPYRIGHTS RESERVED

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah according to Okaz announced that International pilgrims will be allowed to stay in the Kingdom for 10 days

The Ministry also announced that all prayers in Masjid Al Haram, Rawdah Al Shareefah, and visitation to the Rawdah of Prophet Muhammad (May Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) will only be allowed through a valid permit which needs be obtained through the “Eatmarna App”

Among precautionary measures for International Pilgrims, the Ministry ordered a 3 day mandatory Quarantine on arrival and eligible pilgrims between the ages of 18-50.
The third phase of the gradual resumption of Umrah will commence from Sunday, 15 Rabi Al Awwal (1st November 2020) after which the limitation of Umrah performing pilgrims will be increased to 20,000 from 15,000 and for prayers in Masjid Al Haram to 60,000 from 40,000.




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