Director of the planning and development agency at the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Amr al-Maddah announced that the Ministry is working on achieving its goal of attracting 10 million Umrah worshippers to the Kingdom in 2019.
He stressed that electronic visas will be issued for them, sparing them the need to process this procedure through embassies and consulates.
He said the Ministry aims to attract 30 million Umrah pilgrims by 2030, stressing that Saudi Arabia has the capacity to host these massive numbers.
The Ministry is working on making the application to perform the Umrah as smooth as possible, he added, revealing that it was working with businesses to ensure that they offer would-be pilgrims a range of packages to suit their needs.
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