Saudi Arabia to start receiving international pilgrims Sunday

MENA

Published: 2020-10-25 19:12

Last Updated: 2020-10-25 19:17


Saudi Arabia to start receiving international pilgrims Sunday
Saudi Arabia to start receiving international pilgrims Sunday

Saudi Arabia will start receiving pilgrims from outside the Kingdom Sunday, based on the plan announced by the government regarding pilgrims and visitors of Al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah stressed the need for related companies to comply with guidelines and restrictions regarding international pilgrims.

Pilgrims between the ages of 18 and 50, who test negative for COVID-19, will be allowed to enter the Kingdom.

A PCR test must be conducted in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Saudi Arabia, the results for which must be presented at the airport.

A reservation must be made to perform Umrah, pray in the Grand Mosque and visit the Prophet’s Mosque via the Eatmarna mobile application, with valid airline reservations to and from Saudi Arabia.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other related authorities, a list of counties have been approved that pilgrims are allowed to come from.