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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced extension of duration of Umrah visa from 30 to 90 days.
Official sources said the Saudi Hajj Ministry urged upon pilgrims that in order to avoid violating the regulations, pilgrims must ensure that they completed the Umrah within the specified period and leave before the expiry of the visa period.
It is noteworthy that during this period, pilgrims can freely move between Makkah and Madinah and all the cities around Saudi Arabia during their stay. Additionally, the pilgrim can enter and leave from any international or regional airport in the Kingdom.
The ministry noted that pilgrims must register in the Nusuk application and issue Umrah permits, stressing that they are also required to have an effective visa to enter Saudi Arabia, such as Tourism visa, Visit visa, Umrah visa.
Just a week back, the Saudi Council of Ministers announced that Saudi Arabia would bear the costs of electronic services at the Saudi Foreign Ministry for issuing an entry visa to the kingdom for holders of the Digital Hayya Card fan for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The advisor to the National Committee for Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia Saad Jamil Al-Qurashi, had explained that the holders of the Hayya card for the World Cup in Qatar this year can perform Umrah while they are in the KSA, and that the electronic visa will be free for holders of this card.