Riyadh: For the first time since the Corona epidemic, the Saudi government has allowed foreigners to perform Umrah, which will begin on November 1.

After the citizens residing in Saudi Arabia, the flow of foreigners from abroad to Mecca and Medina will also start from the first of next month.


On October 4, the Saudi government announced the resumption of Umrah payments for Saudi nationals and people residing in Saudi Arabia with a 30 percent capacity, while on October 18, the kingdom increased the capacity and announced a 75 percent capacity. has been.

If you are going to join the list of Umrah pilgrims from abroad soon, you need to be aware of the answers to the following 5 questions according to the rules and regulations stated by the Saudi Ministry of State.

What should you do before going to Mecca to perform Umrah?

According to the rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, you have to book your Umrah package from a licensed Umrah company or travel agent.

According to the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the government is working with other relevant authorities to provide a safe environment for pilgrims.

According to the approved plan, which is equipped with medical protocol and precautionary measures, work is also being done to provide the necessary seats in the national airline carrier, Saudi Airlines.

What do you have to do as soon as you land on Saudi soil? In this regard, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah says that after arriving in Saudi Arabia, the pilgrims will have to stay in quarantine for 3 days, during which they will spend all their time booked hotels.

What is the age limit for Umrah pilgrims?

According to the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, men and women wishing to perform Umrah must be between the ages of 18 and 50.

When should you take the Covid-19 test?

Umrah pilgrims going to Mecca must present a PCR test (with negative results) conducted by an authorized laboratory across the country and the duration of this negative test should not exceed 72 hours until departure to Saudi Arabia.

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