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Saudi Arabia will start receiving Umrah requests from foreigners

Starting from Monday 9th of August, Saudi Arabia will begin receiving requests to perform Umrah — an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, from the foreign pilgrims, the Saudi government announced.
For concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic, only the vaccinated and the recovered will be provided with permissions, as announced by the Ministry of Haj and Umrah .
The Deputy Minister of Haj and Umrah, Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat said the authorities determine the countries from which Umrah performers come, and their numbers on a periodic basis according to the classification of preventive measures.
He called upon the performers to adhere to organizational plans and health procedures set by the Ministry.
On 1st November 2020, Saudi Arabia received foreign pilgrims under tight precautionary measures to perform Umrah for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic early last year.


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