Yes, 23 million people have performed Umrah since the ban was lifted. This special number has been confirmed by Engineer Hisham Al-Saeed, spokesman for Hajj and Umrah Services. He also said that all locals and foreigners can benefit from the Umrah Permit service issued during Ramadan 2022.
Especially after the announcement of Shah Salman, the number of bookings for the Umrah packages is increasing day by day. In a recent interview with an Arab news agency, King made it clear that we are ready to handle the crowds of millions at the grand mosques in both Mecca and Medina.
His announcement comes after the removal of all additional precautionary measures against the epidemic. Al-Saeed used the word “welcome” for visiting Muslims in an interview with a private news agency. “We are ready for any number,” he said in an interview.
He reiterated all the restrictions that have made it easier to reach Mecca and Medina.
Restrictions on Umrah travel lifted
First of all, don’t think too much about the PCR test till your result is positive or negative. Do not enter your data on the Muqeem portal as we do not need to put information on this app. Now, non-vaccinated people will be able to perform Umrah without getting a booster dose. No one will spend their time in quarantine, no matter what country they come from. There is no restriction on visa selection for Umrah. Because all types of visa holders will be able to perform Umrah.
Now all the family members will be able to perform Umrah as the restrictions on children have also been lifted. Today, a single woman can perform Umrah without her mahram. She must be 18 years old but must travel in a group of women for this religious duty.
All these stated restrictions were increasing the cost of Umrah for one person. Therefore, lifting these restrictions is an admirable step by Shah Salman.
Al-Saeed also said that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has confirmed that field cadres are ready to deal with a large number of Muslims in the holy mosques. There is no country whose people will not be able to perform Umrah in 2022.
It doesn’t matter what type of visa you travel on. If you plan to perform Umrah, book an appointment for Umrah before entering Saudi Arabia.
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What do you need to book an Umrah appointment?
All you need to do is type in your visa information on the Eatamarna app. There is no need to use the Tawaklna app for health status. If you are affected by COVID 19, your Umrah permit may be automatically revoked. If you do not enter the country 6 hours before the date booked for Umrah, then the Umrah permit will also be revoked.
So far 23 million people have performed Umrah since its inception but this number of pilgrims is increasing day by day. Indeed, many are waiting for their dreams to come true. Shah Salman endeavours to facilitate every foreigner whether he comes for tourism, business or religious duty etc.
According to Al-Saeed, all the efforts are admirable as he also said that this is happening for the first time in the country.
After lifting all the additional restrictions, everyone will get the required Umrah package at the first price that was possible before COVID 19. Figures from 23 million show that anyone can enter Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, whether from Turkey or the United Kingdom or any other African state. Saudi Arabia had barred 17 countries from participating in the Umrah pilgrimage, but the suspension ended after King Salman opened the Umrah to all Muslims.