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Immunised overseas pilgrims to perform Umrah

July 27, 2021

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabia’s authorities have decided to allow only immunized overseas pilgrims against Covid-19 to perform Umrah form 9th of August (Muharram 1). According to Hani Ali Al-Amiri, member of the National Committee for Hajj and Umrah, the aspiring pilgrims can book Umrah packages and make all the payments through around 30 electronic sites and platforms that are available for global reservations, Saudi Gazette reported. In a statement, Hani Ali Al-Amiri said that only those who were fully vaccinated against coronavirus can apply for an Umrah visa. Umrah aspirants also need to be in excellent health conditions and must comply with protocols aimed to ensure the safety of the pilgrims coming from abroad, he added. --Agencies