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Saudi Arabia announces three-month VISA for Umrah pilgrimages

Lamya Abdulla
03 October 2022, MVT 19:41
Pilgrims arrive at King Abdulaziz International Airport in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah on August 15, 2021, as Saudi Arabia allows vaccinated foreigners to make the off-season Umrah pilgrimage nearly 18 months after it closed its borders to battle coronavirus. (Photo by Amer HILABI / AFP)
Lamya Abdulla
03 October 2022, MVT 19:41

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that they will issue three-month VISAs to all visiting the country to perform the Umra pilgrimage.

According to the Saudi Gazette, the announcement was made by the Minister for Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage Dr. Thaufeeq Alrabia during an official trip made to Uzbekistan.

Previously, only a one-month VISA was issued to those visiting to complete the Umrah pilgrimage. When the change is implemented, Muslims from any country in the world can receive a three-month VISA to Saudi Arabia, when visiting for the Umrah Pilgrimage.

However, the country has not stated when they will implement this change.

Saudi Arabia has loosened the restrictive measures the country placed following the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

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