Saudi Arabia sets safe Umrah rules ahead of receiving foreign pilgrims as of Nov. 1
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The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced rules for safe Umrah rituals, ahead of receiving foreign pilgrims gradually as of Nov. 1, 2020.
Under the new protocols, foreign pilgrims between the age of 18 and 50 will be allowed to perform Umrah.
The pilgrims must remain three days in quarantine upon their arrival in the Kingdom, according to the precautionary measures and preventive protocols.
Pilgrims must have a PCR medical test certificate showing that they are free from coronavirus, issued by a reliable laboratory in their country, not more than 72 hours from the time of taking sample until the time of departure to the Kingdom.
The pilgrims shall have obtained reservation for the performance of Umrah as well as to the visit of the Two Holy Mosques and prayer at Rawdah Sharif by registering through Eatmarna application. The pilgrims are also required to confirm return flight reservations in accordance with the approved program for each pilgrim.
The regulations include reservation for comprehensive accommodation, and this must include at least three meals during the three-day period of medical isolation.
Moreover, the designated Saudi Umrah company is responsible for following up the provision of services contracted in the Umrah package such as housing, transportation, field services, comprehensive insurance, and meals, in addition to addressing any deficiencies in services and facilities, and comprehensive insurance for field services including transportation.
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