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According to information from the official Saudi press agency SPA, Saudi Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Abdulfettah Bin Süleyman has stated that Masjid al-Haram, which also includes the Kaaba, is ready to welcome Umrah and worshipers. from foreign countries.
Stating that the requests will be made through the app “Eatmarna” (Itemerna), Bin Süleyman noted that 60,000 daily and monthly about 2 million Omrahists will be accepted by complying with the measures of the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) .
Bin Suleiman said the ministry is working in coordination with the authorities to determine the countries from which Umrah people will be accepted and their number.
Pointing out that having the Kovid-19 vaccines approved in Saudi Arabia is a prerequisite for performing Umrah and praying to Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi, Bin Suleiman noted that pilgrims from the Umrah from abroad should have their documents showing that they have been vaccinated. .
Saudi Arabia announced that after the end of the pilgrimage visits, the season of Umrah began in the country on July 25 and that 20,000 people would be accepted daily.
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Saudi Arabia, which has suspended flights from 24 countries including Turkey, except for its own citizens, diplomats and health officials, was said to reassess the countries’ flight restriction status. depending on the number of cases.
The period of pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia ended on Friday July 23.
Due to the Kovid-19 outbreak, the pilgrimage was limited to people living in Saudi Arabia this year, like last year, and prospective pilgrims from abroad were not accepted.
LAST YEAR, UMRA VISITS WERE CARRIED OUT WITH COVID-19 MEASURES
Saudi authorities suspended Umrah visits due to the Kovid-19 outbreak in early March last year, and restarted it for those living in the country on October 4, 2020, after a 7-hour hiatus. month.
A month after this date, in the country where those who came from abroad for umrah and worship were beginning to be accepted, the first foreign umrah convoy had made the circumambulation in the Kaaba on November 4, 2020, after a 3-day quarantine. .
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