From 9 August 2021, Saudi Arabia will begin to receive Umrah pilgrimage applications from abroad for vaccinated worshippers, a year and a half after worshippers from abroad were stopped to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi Arabia News Agency (SPA) and Asharq Al-Awsat.
Worshippers wanting to perform Umrah will have to attach their authorised COVID-19 vaccination certificates along with their Umrah application, and if accepted they must continue to follow all COVID-19 precautionary measures while in Saudi Arabia. For vaccinated worshippers who are on Saudi Arabia's entry-ban list, they will have to undergo hotel quarantine upon arrival.
For the last two seasons, Saudi Arabia has hosted the Hajj pilgrimage for a limited number of locals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Umrah was reopened in October 2020 for locals.
Source: Asharq Al-Awsat
Cover image credit: Shutterstock
There are multiple advertising possibilities with the ILQ network, drop us an e-mail at [email protected] for inquiries!
If you have anything you want to share with us, send us an e-mail at [email protected]!
Want to send a tip? Drop us an e-mail at [email protected], anonymity is guaranteed!
You have successfully registered your account!Please confirm your e-mail address by clicking on the URL sent to you.The e-mail usually arrives in 5-10 minutes.
Salam! Welcome to our brand new site! Looking good huh?
We’ve got loads of cool new features and to help make sure your account is secure, you’ll need to reset your password the first time you log in.
New to ILQ? What are you waiting for? Sign up!
How ajeeb was that!? Thanks for contributing to our community! Your post will appear after we take a quick look!