Saudi Arabia imposes fine for performing Umrah without permit

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia has announced to impose a fine of 10,000 Riyals ($2,666) for those who attempt to perform Umrah without a permit, according to a Twitter post by the Kingdom’s national security team. The announcement also stated that a

Pakistan remains barred as Saudi Arabia resumes Umrah

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is among nine countries whose citizens have not been allowed for Umrah pilgrimage as Saudi Arabia has reopened applications. Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri Monday said Saudi Arabia has decided to open the Umrah pilgrimage for

Saudi Arabia reopens borders for vaccinated Umrah pilgrims

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will begin accepting vaccinated foreign pilgrims seeking to visit the holy city of Makkah, state media reported on Sunday, after about a year and a half of not receiving overseas worshippers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities

Saudi Arabia resumes Umrah for foreign pilgrims from Aug 10

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia has announced the resumption of Umrah services for pilgrims abroad from August 10 (1st Muharram) following a successful Hajj season. Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, Head of the General Presidency for Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, directed

Only vaccinated pilgrims to perform Umrah amid coronavirus: Saudi ministry

MAKKAH: Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said that only people vaccinated against coronavirus will be permitted to perform the year-round Umrah pilgrimage, starting from Ramazan. According to the Haj and Umrah ministry, only immunized people will be granted

Saudi Arabia to allow foreign Umrah pilgrims from Nov 1

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia will allow foreign pilgrims to perform Umrah from 1st November as the kingdom further lifts travel restrictions enforced to curb the spread of coronavirus. According to Saudi media, foreign pilgrims between the age of 18 and 50

Saudi Arabia to gradually resume Umrah from Oct 4

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow pilgrims residing inside the country to undertake the Umrah pilgrimage beginning on 4th October after a seven-month gap. Saudi Arabia suspended Umrah in March and later scaled back the Hajj to prevent the spread of

Umrah services to resume in phased manner: Saudi Minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will lift the suspension of Umrah services and visits to the holy sites in a phased manner after nine months of closure due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. Mohammed Saleh Benten, Saudi Minister of Hajj and

Saudi Arabia to lift travel restrictions after Jan 1

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will completely lift restrictions on citizens leaving and returning to the Kingdom and allowing the opening of land, sea and airports after January 1, 2021. The Saudi government will soon announce a plan to gradually resume Umrah